CELINA – Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey announced that one of his K9 deputies, Franko, was injured during the assistance of another law enforcement agency on July 27, 2019.

Deputy Wynk and K9 Franko were conducting a track for an individual involved in a vehicle pursuit with the Celina Police Department. The pursuit ended near the corner of US 33 and Celina-Mendon Road. Deputies were tracking through a corn field when K9 Franko injured his right front paw and was unable to continue the search. K9 Franko was treated for the injuries and is temporarily out of service.