Emotional photo shows police department bid farewell to K-9 officer.💖
Before being diagnosed with can.cer, K-9 Officer Hunter worked for the Middletown Police Department in Connecticut for ten years with his partner Michael D’Aresta and their coworkers.
Tests revealed Hunter had developed an aggressive form of liver cancer. They unfortunately recommended that he be euthanized,” Middletown K-9 supervisor Sgt.
D’Aresta, who had to make the tough decision to lay his friend to sleep as a result of the diagnosis.
Photographers captured an emotional farewell as Connecticut police said goodbye to one of their own.💖
Flanked by their fellow officers outside the veterinary office when that sad day came, D’Aresta carried Hunter in his arms as he received one last salute from those whom he served so loyally alongside.
Hunter and Officer D’Aresta have been such a huge part of our department the past ten years.
The photo has been shared more than 1500 times on Facebook.
The touching way the police department said goodbye to K-9 Hunter, his legacy has spread across the country and around the world.
Officer D’Aresta and Hunter have been an exceptional team serving the City of Middletown in a high caliber since 2007.💖
Clark wrote: Hunter and Officer D’Aresta have been such a huge part of our department the past ten years. So as you can imagine, this is extremely difficult for Mike and his family.
Deeply grateful and respect K9 and his team. Pray God for His ways and wish K9 rest in peace.
Thank you officerD’Aresta for showing this magnificent animal the respect he deserves. And prayers for your safety and broken heart.
Fantastic that all who lined the street took the time to go out there. A hero’s sendoff to Heaven!🙏💖
Media: Middletown Police Department -Connecticut
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