Police dog pays tribute to fallen partner at funeral

A heartbreaking photo from the funeral of Kentucky K9 officer Jason Ellis is proof of the incredible bond between police dogs and their partners.

The 33-year-old officer was killed in a suspected ambush on Saturday and laid to rest soon after, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader. Ellis’ canine partner, Figo, who worked with him to find drugs and illegal substances, kept a vigil beside his casket.

Police Chief Rick McCubbin told the Associated Press that Figo and Ellis were “true partners.” Figo has been retired and will live with Ellis’ family.

Dogs rule.

(from Huffington Post)

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