Ocala Police K-9 officer and his dog involved in serious vehicle crash

Ocala Police K-9 Officer Alex Roos and his dog, Cheney.

An Ocala Police K-9 officer and his dog escaped injury late Thursday night when he was involved in a serious crash.

Officer Alex Roos was crossing through the intersection of Silver Springs Boulevard and 25th Avenue when another driver ran a red light and struck his patrol vehicle. He was on the way to handle a non-emergency call when the crash happened, Ocala Police say.

No one was injured in the crash. Roos’ dog, Cheney, also escaped injury. But the officer’s patrol vehicle suffered extensive damage. And the driver of the other vehicle was cited for running a red light.