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K9 Down Flag Protocol

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

  1. 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.

  2. JTipper.45


    Nov 14, 2004
    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.