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An emotional farewell: Police officers salute K-9 as he goes on his 'final journey'
- Kaiser, a German Shepard serving in the Massachusetts Police Department K-9 unit, was put down after a battle with kidney disease
- Heart-wrenching pictures that swept the Internet show the dog being given an emotional farewell salute by fellow police officers
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.
Despite the dog's short time on the force Lebretton testified to the pup's love for the job.
Praising the K-9 he wrote, 'Kaiser taught me more about myself and my profession than I could have ever taught him. I feel privileged to have had a front row seat to witness his bravery and heroic actions.'
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.'
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