Police Dog Says Goodbye
Figo pays respects to his fallen handler in this touching photo that has swept the internet.
Posted: June 6, 2013, 1 p.m. EST
Officer Jason Ellis, with the Bardstown Police Department in Kentucky, was killed in a suspected ambush when he stopped to remove some debris from the road.
While his canine companion was not on duty with him at the time, his German Shepherd Dog, Figo, who worked with Ellis to find drugs and illegal substances, was there to pay his final respects.
The photo of the touching interaction has swept the internet after being shared on reddit. It truly expresses the special bond of dog and man.
Ellis was buried Thursday. The funeral service at Parkway Baptist Church, drew law enforcement from Chicago, Pennsylvania, Ohio and across Kentucky, including K-9 officers who brought their dogs.
Ellis was remembered as a family man, friend and a hero. Figo has been retired and will live with Ellis' family.
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