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Prince William Co. park named for fallen police dog

Tuesday - 7/23/2013, 5:07pm  ET

Gunner (Courtesy of Prince William County)
K-9 Gunner is seen with Officer Bill VanAntwerp. (Courtesy of Prince William County)

WASHINGTON - A fallen police officer -- a hero dog -- has been honored in Prince William County.

The new dog park at 13000 Minnieville Rd. in Woodbridge has been named "K-9 Gunner Memorial Park."

Gunner was a 7-year-old German Shepherd police dog that died in the line of duty in 2005.

Gunner had earned a number of awards.

The dog was killed by friendly fire while trying to apprehend a suspect.

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