Florida sheriffs are mourning the loss of a police dog shot in the line of duty while attempting to apprehend a suspect in an attempted murder.
The three-year-old German Shepherd, named Cigo, was shot chasing down a suspected Latin Kings gang member in the parking lot of the Mall at Wellington Green in Wellington, Florida, according to WPTV.
The animal, which had worked with the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office for a year, was taken to a veterinarian emergency center where he later died.
In an emotional video posted with the caption ‘RIP K9 Cigo’ to the PBSO Facebook page, sheriff’s deputies can be seen lining up outside the veterinary hospital waiting for the body of the fallen K9 as Cigo’s handler hugs his fellow officers.
At one point Cigo’s handler, overcome with grief, hugs his fellow officer.
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