Sad day when you’ve got to put down a good dog.
A hero police dog was given an emotional send-off by cops and vets after losing his battle against illness.
German shepherd Judge, 9, was given his final walkies by Cpl Mike Franks as more than 30 officers and a dozen K-9 units – police dogs with their partners – lined the route to salute him.
After making the difficult final journey, he was put to sleep.
Judge, of the West Deptford Police Department, helped arrest 152 people, seize three vehicles, remove three handguns from the streets, seize drugs and confiscate more than $47,000 in cash.
“[Judge] had gone under surgery, and was taking medication for [Cushings Disease], but it quickly deteriorated, unfortunately,” West Deptford deputy chief Sean McKenna told South Jersey Times.
“The doctors gave him several months to live. He hasn’t been up [and about] in a few days.
“However, today, [Franks] gave Judge his last bite.”
He was referring to the ‘sleeve’ worn by Judge’s trainer, which Franks donned for that final bite.
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