PERU, Ill. -- A Peru, Illinois police dog is dead following a traffic crash Saturday.
The dog, Kali, was killed after being thrown from a squad car that was rushing to the scene of an armed robbery call.
She is the first Peru K-9 killed in the line of duty.
Her handler, Officer Art Smith, was slightly injured in the crash.
Peru Police Chief Doug Bernabei said a public open house and celebration of Kali's life would be held this Thursday at the Peru City Hall.