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K-9 who caught suspect accused of killing trooper in the running competing to become America's Top Dog

(Source: The Kerens Police Department) (Source: The Kerens Police Department)
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The K-9 who caught a suspect accused of killing a Texas state trooper is competing to become America's Top Dog, according to PR NewsWire. 

K-9 Odin has been credited for taking down Dabrett Black, the suspect accused of killing trooper Allen on Thanksgiving Day. 

Black was captured by Odin after he lead authorities on a multi-county manhunt. 

21 canines are competing to become the 2018 American Humane Hero Dog Awards. 

The heroic hounds were chosen by the American public to advance to the semifinals from a total of 266 candidates. 

The seven categories for 2018 are Law enforcement/arson dogs, military dogs, therapy dogs, service dogs, search and rescue dogs, and guide/hearing dogs. 

People can vote between now and July 11 by visiting this website

Also nominated is Skye a rescue dog who helped people during Hurricane Harvey. 

K9s like Odin cost anywhere from $15,000-$20,000, others anywhere around $50,000 depending on their training. 

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