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Services To Be Held For K-9 Deputy Killed In Line Of Duty

Bexar County Sheriff's Office
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K-9 Deputy "Chucky" of the Bexar County Sheriff's Office was killed Friday in the line of duty.
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Bexar County Sheriff's Office K-9 Chucky

Updated Jan. 29.

The Bexar County Sheriff's Office is mourning the loss of a K-9 officer.

The K-9 was shot Friday while attempting to restrain an armed suspect involved in a high-speed chase.

Chucky, a 5-year-old Belgian Malinois, was among Bexar and Karnes county officers called to assist on a chase Friday night on San Antonio's far West Side. Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar said Chucky was struck by bullets while attempting to restrain the suspect.

"He got back in the fight," he said. "... He got a hold of that suspect and continued the fight. At some point, deputies and troopers were able to come up and get that suspect under control. And, unfortunately, Chucky succumbed to his injuries soon thereafter."

The suspect has been identified as Matthew Reyes Mireles, 38, and is charged with multiple felonies, including interference with a police service animal, attempted capital murder of a police officer and evading arrest with a vehicle. A memorial service for Chucky will be held at 10 a.m. Feb. 4, at the Community Bible Church, and will be open to the public. He will receive full honors, just as any other deputy killed in the line of duty.

LISTEN | Chucky was honored by the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday night

CORRECTION: Information on the funeral service was incorrect and has been updated. TPR regrets the error.