Albion K-9 vehicle damaged in Henrietta accident

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 5 June 2015 at 12:00 am

HENRIETTA – An Albion police officer and the department’s new K-9 dog, Rex, were in an accident on Thursday night in Henrietta.

Officer Robert Wagner and Rex are both OK but the K-9 vehicle sustained “substantial damage,” Police Chief Roland Nenni said.

An insurance company is evaluating the vehicle to determine the next steps, Nenni said.

Wagner and Rex are attending the 14-week training for free through the Rochester Police Department, which is training three new police dogs.

The Albion vehicle was in an accident at about 11:30 p.m. on Thursday when another motorist failed to yield at Still Pond Way. That vehicle pulled out in front of the Albion Police Department SUV on East River Road in Henrietta, Time Warner Cable News reported.

The impact of the crash caused the car to hit another vehicle waiting at a stop sign. The police SUV then went off the road, crashing into a telephone pole, Time Warner Cable News reported.

Nenni said Wagner and Rex are expected to complete their training next month, towards the middle or end of July.