Police department grieves the passing of heroic K9 Kitt who was killed in the line of duty

K9 Kitt, a brave 11-year-old Belgian Shepherd dog, was shot dead with the help of two policemen who were attacked on June 4. He received all the honours of the police at the memorial service at Gillette Stadium, as if he were a real hero.

Kitt diverted the gunman’s attention far away from the officers and ultimately ended up saving their lives. Sadly, however, Kitt lost his life in the process.

K9 Kitt became a working dog from Slovakia to the United States.dog. Patrol Officer William Cushing Jr. is one among the officers Kitt saved thereon day. Cushing had been Kitt’s handler for 11 years before the shooting. Kitt was born in Slovakia in 2009 and was delivered to the us specifically to be trained as a working dog . This wasn’t the primary time Kitt had acted bravely during an armed conflict either. He was awarded a Police Medal of Valor in 2016 also for shielding several officers during a shooting. Fitting tribute for K9 Kitt today, a true hero! pic.twitter.com/uMqhSqLCxX — Brian Clark (@ChiefClark81) June 22, 2021

K9 Kitt held a memorial service at Gillette Stadium. Organized a memorial service in honor of all policemen for Kitt.Kitt. Many officers showed up to pay their respects during the service, which was limited to only police and other public safety officers. “Kitt knew one thing and one thing only on June 4, 2021: there was a threat on the loose. A threat to his handler and therefore the people of Braintree. At the command and with the backing of his handler and his guardian, Kitt answered the decision to hunt out and find, even neutralize that threat. It cost him his life,” said Father Paul Clifford at the service.

Kitt’s death has led Police to include the passage of a bill that might allow emergency personnel to both treat and convey injured police dogs to an animal hospital. Accompanied by many officers, including handlers & K9, Officer Hogan & #K9Eiko paid their respects at the memorial service for slain Braintree Police K9 Kitt, held at the Gillette Stadium. R.I.P. K9 Officer, Kitt End of Watch: June 4, 2021 pic.twitter.com/wnCgpysq8x — Arlington MA, Police Department (@ArlingtonMAPD) June 22, 2021 Nero’s Law. Currently, emergency response personnel are prohibited from treating animals or taking them to an animal hospital. This meant that responders to the shooting that killed Kitt were unable to treat him or maybe take him to an animal hospital.

In the wake of Kitt’s death, Police are calling for the passage of “Nero’s Law.” The bill will overturn existing laws that prohibit emergency rescuers from assisting working dogs like Kitt. The bill was named after a working dog in Yarmouth who was killed during an armed conflict in 2018. Yesterday, @BraintreePolice Officer Cushing, along with day shift officers and members of @BraintreeMAFD and @BrewsterEMS, surprised Amy and Finola who had set up a lemonade stand on Middle St to raise money in memory of K9 Kitt. (🎥/📷 Braintree Police) pic.twitter.com/Vx1PE2lkiL — Kevin Wiles, Jr (@kwilesjrphoto) June 28, 2021 Rep. Steven Xiarhos was the Yarmouth captain at the time of Nero’s death and spoke about the importance of Nero’s Law with Officer.com.

“The Nero bill is critically important and really personal to me,” Xiarhos said in email. “I personally attended the funeral of K-9 Kitt and saw the pain within the eyes of the cops that he saved that horrible day back on June 4.” “These animals need to be treated when injured and that we must make this a reality,” Xiarhos continued. Buster + This morning, many spectators paid their last respects to @BraintreePolice K9 Kitt on the parade route. Our thoughts remain with the BPD as they mourn the loss of their heroic partner, who lost his life in the line of duty earlier this month. Rest In Peace, Kitty. pic.twitter.com/NCpRBqJLZO — City of Boston Credit Union (@CityofBostonCU) June 22, 2021

K9 Kitt is remembered as a hero. Many people are touched by Kitt’s death and his heroic actions while alive. TheyThey need to leave a comment on a YouTube video featuring his story. “Run free, Kitt! many thanks for your service!” wrote one commentator. “RIP Kitt. You were an honest boy,” wrote another. “Thank you HERO,” another viewer wrote. Watch the video below!