Continuing our posts regarding Police Week and National Peace Officer's Memorial Day:
Deputy Meiklejohn and K9 Partner Odie, attended the 1st Annual Law Enforcement K9 Memorial on Friday, May 11.
This memorial is to honor and remember the 24 K9s that were killed in the line of duty in 2017. K9 Handlers from all over the United States attended the ceremony to honor these K9 heroes. Bobbies from London, England also honored these fallen K9 heroes.
Lieutenant Chad Reyes, of the Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake, Utah, spoke about the loss of his K9 partner Dingo. Lieutenant Reyes spoke about a deep, overwhelming and unbreakable bond between a K9 and their handler. As the roll call of Heroes names were read, a K9 handler placed a rose over the Seal of Honor and gave a final salute.
The ceremony concluded with bagpipes playing Amazing Grace and a trumpet playing Taps.
To view the ceremony, click on the link below:
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