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K9 Is Honored With One Last Ride In Police Car Before Being Put To Sleep.

All animals deserve our respect, but police dogs fulfill an especially noble purpose in society.

A K9 is carefully trained to work with police and must be very disciplined in high-pressure situations. There are various police dog duties available in the field, and none of them are simple. Search and rescue, drug and arson detection, and cadaver identification are the most typical K9 work duties.

A flag was half-raised, and a black cloth was placed over the door of the Ridgefield Police Department. A very valuable member of the squad was being bid farewell by the police.

Zeus, a German Shepherd who had worked with the department for nine years, was given the same emotional send-off as any human cop.

It would be his last journey in a police car.

A police cruiser followed Zeus’ automobile to the Ridgefield Veterinary Hospital, where he was wheeled past a swarm of troops.

Before Zeus was led inside, one officer stated that they must say goodbye with tears in their eyes. He wore his Ridgefield police badge with pride, decency, and respect.

Zeus was regarded as a “alpha dog” who has helped cops make hundreds of arrests.

He has done some incredible things for the police force since coming in 2006.

Zeus has undertaken over 50 tracks for missing or wanted persons throughout his years of service, locating 6 victims in life-threatening circumstances and 6 suspects who had left crime scenes.

But now it was time for him to put his leash away for good.

Chief John Roche of the department said it was an “honor” to be there during Zeus’ last moments.

He went on to say that the disease was affecting him to the point where it was just so hard for him to exist and continue.

Anyone who has had a pet for a few decades will understand the sorrow of choosing to put your beloved pet down.

When an animal’s quality of life deteriorates to the point that they are no longer happy, it is often for the best. Zeus had a terrible degenerative hip disease, and his health deteriorated rapidly after he retired from the service.

One thing is sure: although Zeus may be gone, he is always remembered.

Five years later, the Ridgefield, CT, Police Department expressed in a wonderful Facebook post that they still mourn their canine buddy.

The piece concluded after recounting some of Zeus’ most significant accomplishments: Zeus was an important part of both their team and their community. He will live on in their memories and will never be forgotten.

After five years K9-Zeus is still in our hearts. Zeus, an 11 year-old German Shepherd was euthanized April 15, 2015 as…

Posted by Ridgefield CT Police Department on Wednesday, 15 April 2020

Zeus definitely had a long and happy life, and by the looks of things, he really liked his time in the police force.

After all, not every dog gets to claim they played such a crucial part!

The footage of Zeus’ last journey in a police vehicle is embedded below. Be warned: It’s a tearjerker.

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