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April 11, 2011
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Fallen K-9s honored at special Fla. cemetery

The K-9 at the center of the memorial used to wrench car doors open with his teeth, holding them in his mouth like a bone

By PoliceOne Staff

MAITLAND, Fla. — When Florida K-9 Alix died on Valentines Day after a decade with the Maitland Police Department, he was buried in a private ceremony at a cemetery dedicated to fallen department K-9s.

The cemetery was a city councilmember’s idea, according to the Orlando Sentinel. When a plot was secured next to the department’s new police station, the granite headstones of past fallen K-9s Sarge, Max, Sivil, and Bear were transferred over, along with some of their earthly remains.

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According to the Sentinel story, Alix had “a knack for wrenching car doors open with his teeth. He would bite down on the handle, and a few times the black and tan German shepherd came away holding it in his mouth, like a bone.”

Alix’s headstone is at the center of the new memorial.

To read in detail about the Florida K-9 cemetery, read the story in the Orlando Sentinel and please share your comments below.



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