Okaloosa County K-9, 'Freckles', dies in the line of duty

Photo by: Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office Facebook

The Okaloosa Correctional Institution bid farewell to 'Freckles', a K-9 who died while tracking a wanted fugitive on Thursday.

Freckles was an 11-year-old beagle who the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office (OCSO) said overheated and died while on duty helping OCSO deputies try to find Eric Russell.

A vehicle procession took place Thursday afternoon to honor Freckles.

Her body was then taken back to the Okaloosa Correctional Institution on Highway 85.