Police Officers Saluted K-9 Unit German Shepherd Before He Was Put To Sleep

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06.01.13 18 Comments

*already crying*

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.

*still crying*

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”*

(Via Daily Mail)

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