Photo: Dying K-9 gets dept. salute on final vet trip
The K-9's police work and life were cut short by a sever disease, but he was seen off properly
By PoliceOne Staff
PLYMOUTH, Mass. — Minutes before he was euthanized Friday, a German Shepherd who had served two years with the Plymouth Police was saluted by members of his department.
Kaiser, who was recently diagnosed with severe kidney disease, was honored for his dedicated service at the animal hospital and again at a pet cemetery Friday, according to the Enterprise.
“To my boys in blue. Never in my career have I ever been so proud. You outdid yourselves today. I could not have asked for a better send off,” Kaiser’s handler, Officer James Lebretton, posted on his Facebook page.
Lebretton said that although Kaiser’s duty on the police force was cut short, "he made a huge impact that will never be forgotten.
"I feel privileged to have had a front row seat to witness his bravery and heroic actions while serving the people of Plymouth and my brothers and sisters in blue.”