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Bend Police Identifies Officer Involved in Crash (Photo) - 05/10/19

Bend Police Officer Robert Pennock was the officer involved in the crash at the conclusion of the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office pursuit that occurred yesterday, May 9th, 2019, around 2:37pm. Officer Pennock and several other Bend Police Officers were assisting the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office by helping with setting a perimeter.  They were not actively involved in the pursuit.

Officer Pennock is a 12 year veteran of the department.  He is currently a narcotics K9 handler.  His K9 partner is named “Ladybug” and was in his vehicle, where they were stopped along the roadway, at the time of the crash.  Ladybug is a six year old female Belgian Malinois.

Officer Pennock is recovering from non-life threatening injuries as a result of the crash.  Ladybug sustained a broken tail vertebrae, but is recovering at home.  Her anticipated recovery time is six to eight weeks.

Officer Pennock and Ladybug began working together in March of this year.  Since that time, they have been highly successful in drug detection and enforcement.  They have deployed on 59 incidents involving not just the Bend Police Department, but also all agencies in the Central Oregon area.  They have assisted in 34 arrests, seized nearly a pound and a half of methamphetamine, an ounce of heroin, numerous controlled pills and tablets, five guns, and money.

The Oregon State Police remains the investigative agency on this case.  Please refer to their previous release for further details.

A photograph of Bend Police Officer Rob Pennock and his K9 partner, Ladybug, is attached to this release.

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