PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Va. (WUSA9) -- The second dog park in Prince William County has now been named after a hero dog called Gunner.
The park located at 13000 Minnieville Road in Woodbridge, is now officially called the "K-9 Gunner Memorial Park."
Gunner who served on the Police Department's K-9 unit was killed while working in 2005. He was a seven-year-old German Shepherd and was hit by friendly fire when police were trying to arrest a suspect, it said in a press release.
Gunner's ashes are buried alongside 13 other Prince William County Police dogs, at the police dog memorial cemetery on the grounds of the Prince William County Criminal Justice Academy.
He had earned several awards during his service including the 3rd Quarter Patrol Dog award from the United States Police Canine Association (USPCA) in 2005; 1st Place Overall in the USPCA Region 3 Field Trials in 2003, among others.
The K-9 Gunner Memorial Dog Park is open daily and closes at sunset.