COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP/WVOC) - Sheriff's deputies in Richland County are selling dog tags to honor a K9 police dog killed while on duty.
Sheriff Leon Lott says the effort is in recognition of Fargo, a Belgian Malinois K9 who was shot and killed after capturing an armed robbery suspect in North Columbia in December 2011.
Lott says a suspect shot Fargo three times, then fired at deputies.
Proceeds from sales of the dog tags go to the Richland County Sheriff's Foundation, which helps purchase equipment for Lott's department.
They're available at Taco Bell restaurants in the Columbia area.