Video: Police Officers Give Final Salute To K9 Officer Who Died In The Line of Duty
On the day that K-9 officer Zeus was taken to cross the Rainbow Bridge, the Ridgefield Police Department gave him the goodbye he deserved: one fit for a hero.
After 9 years of service, he’d retired in 2014 because he suffered from a degenerative hip disease, which progressed over the next year. When the pain was too much, the valiant German Shepherd was taken for a final ride in a squad car to Ridgefield Veterinary Hospital, where as his colleagues stood to salute him. As he was wheeled toward the entrance, his family walked alongside him, and his partner, Officer Shawn Murray, never left his side.
Watch the touching video below:
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A flag was lowered to half staff at the Ridgefield Police Department that day, and black cloth was draped at its entrance. This K-9 was a true hero and will be sorely missed. Thank you for your service, Zeus!
(h/t: WTNH News)