Bakersfield community comes together for K-9 lost in line of duty

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It was a dispatch call the Bakersfield Police Department’s K-9 unit had received before. On Tuesday, April 27th a vehicle reported stolen was spotted along Highway 58, but when approached, the driver failed to yield to officers and the chase began. When the driver crashed the stolen vehicle and fled on foot, the Department’s highly decorated K-9 Jango along with his handler did what they were trained to do — and pursued him. But then the suspect opened fire, his bullets struck and killed Jango, a Belgian Malinois with one floppy ear, and who had served at the Department for…