The loss of a loved one can be devastatingly hard to deal with. Once a special soul leaves your life, it can be hard to imagine that anything can fill the hole that was left.
But if we are lucky, sometimes loss is an opportunity for something new to come along. Something that will replace the old in its own way.
This was the case for sweet Eiko the police dog, who was a favorite of the community. The squad, and most of all, his human partner.
Though the sweet dog’s passing was definitely a large loss for the community. It also became a chance for them to do something sweet in his honor.
Thanks to him, the officer helped save the life of another dog, who would have been killed had it not been for a few kind souls who stepped in to save the day.
Learn more about this sweet act of honor below.
Eiko, the amazing K-9 officer at the Lawrenceville Police Department, was a hard worker, great canine comrade, and was loved by all who met him.
He was one of the truest forms of a real police officer, explained his human partner Officer Humphreys.
When he passed away from cancer at 8 years old, it left the whole community reeling with loss, especially Humphreys.
Among the people whose lives he also touched was Kristin Sarkar. Founder of Releash Atlanta, a group that helps find homes for animals in shelters.