Cop Says Goodbye To K9 Partner Who Succumbed To Heat Exhaustion In Line of Duty

After chasing a domestic violence suspect, the 7-year-old K9 officer died from heat exhaustion complications. May he rest in peace.

Police departments around the world rely heavily on K9 officers to assist with drug searches, tracking, criminal takedowns, and more. Senior Corporal Chris Duhon is one among those officers who formed a special bond with his K9, named King.

The 7-year-old Belgian Malinois recently helped Sr. Cpl. Duhon looks for a violence suspect in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana. Sadly, K9 King suffered from heat prostration and died from complications related to it.

K9 King worked with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office for the past four years and lived with Sr. Cpl. Duhon and his family. K9 King’s body was cremated and a memorial service with a 21-gun salute was held in his honor.

On his Facebook page, Sr. Cpl. Duhon shared a photograph of K9 King’s body draped in an American flag . Beside the heartbreaking image, he wrote, “Rest easy son, if there’s a heaven for heroes, you’re there because the most beautiful of Gods creation, Man’s ally, my ally . In 1,000 lifetimes I’ll never deserve you.”

Our deepest condolences leave to Sr. Cpl. Duhon on this tragic loss. H/T: American Press

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