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Special Tactics and Rescue Services team honor search dog killed in line of duty

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HAMILTON COUNTY, TN (WRCB) - Hamilton County's Special Tactics and Rescue Services Team, known as STARS, held a funeral service Friday for it's beloved canine team member.  

Karma the 2-year-old bloodhound was killed Sunday afternoon searching for a child in the Ooltewah area.  

The team was on Woodland Drive searching  for an autistic boy. The child was found unharmed and returned to his parents.

But when responders started heading to the command post area, a car went around a curve and hit and killed the search dog.  

"Each and every one of us puts time and effort into working with her and training her and going in calls with her - we put a lot of ourselves in her," said Justin Whaley, Hamilton County Paramedic.  
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