At a public funeral for K9 Nicky, a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department dog, fellow police dogs barked their goodbyes on April 6.
The 8-year-old dog was fatally shot during a gun battle between a suspect and four police officers on March 31—just two months after he miraculously survived a stabbing, reported Mashable.
“On March 31, officers were dispatched to the 9800 block of Fast Elk in response to a 911 call. Before the officers could arrive, two citizens concerned for their neighbor’s safety had already responded to offer their assistance,” said Sheriff Joe Lombardo during the service.
“Brandon Hughes and Felecia Wimberly-Hughes lost their lives trying to help a neighbor in need. I would like to offer my sincere condolences to the Hughes family; our department has not lost sight of the tragic loss of these two Las Vegas residents.”
The police department posted to Facebook on Wednesday showing Nicky’s fellow K9s saying goodbye one last time.
Nicky’s fellow K9s say Goodbye!In a touching tribute to their fallen comrade, LVMPD K9s bark their goodbyes at the conclusion of the funeral service for K9 Nicky who died in action on 3-31-16 while helping apprehend a double-murderer.
Posted by LVMPD on Wednesday, April 6, 2016