A brave dog hero from the Las Vegas Police Department get’s the funeral he deserves after being killed in the line of duty.
According to CNN, K9 Nicky was shot and killed while responding to a call of an armed and dangerous man wandering the streets of a Las Vegas suburban neighborhood.
Nicky was tasked with taking down the suspected gunman, and was killed in the line of fire.
As explained by the LVMPD in their moving service to Nicky, the 9-year-old dog was a dedicated servant to the department. During Nicky’s memorial service, Officer DuWayne Layton explains how the hero was a star from his first days on the job; tracking down a robber and kidnapping suspect.
And just before his passing, CNN reports Nicky was severely injured during a stand-off just last month.
“Devastating to lose that dog. That dog is one of us. That dog suffered very severe injuries not long ago,” explained Capt. Andersen, as cited by CNN.
Nicky may have lost his life, but the LVMPD is honoring him for saving the life of an officer’s, and the suspects.
Check out this moving video made by the NVMPD to pay tribute to, and honor Nicky’s legacy.