A heroic police dog will be buried with full honors after being sadly shot and killed in the line of duty.
This is unbelievably tragic…
And they’re so much more than just faithful pets.
Dogs have proven to be useful working animals for centuries now.
Dogs are amazing little workers!
Police dogs have their lives put at risk every single day and sadly, they are an easy target for criminals who are desperately trying to escape.
Even though nobody would want to encounter a charging police dog…
So many of these pooches lose their lives every year thanks to criminal violence… especially here in the United States.
With the most common cause of death being by gunshots?
And they work tirelessly with their handlers day in and day out… this is not what they deserve.
They can do some things that humans could never.
K9 dogs need protecting…
Just like others who are in the line of duty are.
We see situations like Sjaak’s.
After being shot 3 times.
And he spent his time there with the handler, Justin Darby.
Darby pursued the offender with additional officers joining.
Sjaak’s handler was uninjured but Sjaak tragically didn’t make it due to the extent of his injuries.
“It is with a heavy heart that the La Vergne Police Department announces K9 Sjaak has passed away. Sjaak (pron: Jacques) underwent surgery Wednesday evening but did not survive the operation.”
The post included a piece from Interim Chief Chip Davis who said, “Our hearts are broken. Our K9s are members of the LPD family. Sjaak was an amazing and loyal dog. We ask everyone to keep Officer Darby, his family, and all of the La Vergne officers in your thoughts and prayers as we deal with this loss.”
People reported that La Vergne police said that the dog will be buried with full honors with a memorial taking place at a later date.
And one post thanked the citizen that left a little toy dog in front of the department.
“To everyone who has sent us messages, offered condolences, and sent up prayers: thank you. Your love for our department and for our fallen K9, Sjaak, is helping us get through this difficult time. We appreciate all of the departments who came out to honor Sjaak during his procession and want to also extend a huge thanks to those who have taken time out of their day to leave something at the memorial set up in front of LVPD. From our family to yours, thank you.”
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