A Massachusetts police dog got a official send off as over a dozen officers saluted the hound on his way to be put down.
Kaiser, a two and a half year old German Shepard, was a member of the Plymouth, Massachusetts police department. The dog was laid to rest after a brief battle with kidney disease by handler Ptl. Jamie Lebretton, who lead the K-9 through a gauntlet of officers paying tribute to the crime fighting canine.
In a heart-breaking Facebook post on the Plymouth Police Working Dog Foundation’s page Officer Lebretton wrote, ‘It is with deep regret and sorrow that I announce the retirement of my partner K-9 Kaiser. Kaiser was recently diagnosed with severe kidney disease/failure … [He] battled this disease with vigor and toughness like I have never seen before.’
*thinks might be out of tears*
In a final eulogy on the social media site Lebretton spoke directly to his fallen furry partner writing, ‘RIP my boy. I could not have asked for a better partner or friend … You made me a better person, a better handler, and a better cop. Till we meet again kai. I love you and will miss you daily.’
*finally gets “I Will Remember You”*