Heroic K-9 moves closer to national award

Published: Jul 06 2012 11:39:02 PM EDT

The K-9 partner of the Berks County sheriff's deputy who died in the line of duty has moved a step closer to receiving a national award.

Jynx, the K-9 who worked with Kyle Pagerly, has advanced to the finals in this year's American Humane Association Hero Dog contest.

Pagerly died during a gunbattle in Albany Township in June 2011.

"Jynx" tried to pull his partner out of harm's way during the shooting.

You can help Jynx bring home the award by voting online at www.herodogawards.org.