OKLAHOMA CITY – As police officers across the city mourn the death of a police K-9, authorities say the community’s outpouring of support has been overwhelming.
Kye died on Monday afternoon after being stabbed by an alleged suspect who led police on a chase through several communities.
So far, the police department’s Facebook page has over 4 million hits regarding the loss of Kye.
However, authorities say the department cannot accept cash donations in response to Kye’s death.
In lieu of cash donations, the K-9 Unit has asked that those donations be made to smaller Oklahoma police departments that can accept donations.
Also, they suggest donations be made to K-9 search and rescue organizations, service animal organizations or comfort dog organizations of your choice.
Those who want to send flowers can send them to the First Southern Baptist Church, located at 6400 S. Sooner Rd. in Oklahoma City.
Cards and other letters can be sent to police headquarters, located at 701 Colcord Dr. in Oklahoma City.
The police department issued the following statement to the community:
“We greatly appreciate all of the support and well wishes from around the world in this time of loss. We apologize that we are simply unable to respond to everyone. Messages are being forwarded to the OCPD K-9 Unit.”