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K9 Down Flag Protocol

Discussion in 'Cop Talk' started by batson35, May 26, 2011.


  1. batson35

    batson35
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    For those of your have suffered through losing a K-9 officer in the line of duty, what has your dept done in terms of flag protocol.

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  2. JTipper.45

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    My dept has never had it happen but our sister town had a K9 go down after a barricaded suspect shot him on an entry. He was treated with the same honors as a human officer. Flag flown at half staff, mourning bands worn, a service at the PD, a procession to the gravesite and service at the gravesite. A local church donated a plot and donations were used to purchase a headstone. We had close to 40 handlers and their partners from hundreds of miles show up to pay their respects.