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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-26-2012, 02:17 AM Thread Starter
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Rest now, good and faithful servant...

From Beth's Dog Blog/Dog News:

One Last Ride for K-9 Officer Kora

January 9, 2012


Photo: Richard Messina / Hartford Courant

From the Hartford Courant via Life With Dogs: Kora, an 11-year old German Shepherd, retired in August after nine years of service with the West Hartford K-9 Unit. Everyone expected her to live out her retirement with her handler, Officer Eric Rocheleau. However, he noticed that she was beginning to seem sluggish, so he took her to the vet last Monday.

Unfortunately, Kora was diagnosed with cancer that had advanced to the point of causing internal bleeding. Both the original vet and another who was called for a second opinion agreed that the dog would have to be put down within days to prevent any further suffering.

But Rocheleau couldn’t bear the thought of letting Kora go without one final shift as an officer. He took her to the police station, where they worked the front reception desk together, allowing Kora to meet and greet many members of the public one last time. Then they rode together in the K-9 unit to their home where private goodbyes were said.

Can’t you just see Kora, sniffing at the window, and riding proud in the back seat, serving the town one more time? Rest now, good and faithful servant. You will be missed.
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And i just shattered into tears over here. Good job Kora. Good girl.

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My heart is broken. What a good dog.
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RIP good girl, thank you for all your years of service.

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post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-26-2012, 07:57 AM
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To me, it's the hardest part of being a canine officer.

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I just started crying in the middle of my office
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I just started crying in the middle of my office
Me too

Good girl Kora....you served your community proud.
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Poor Kora but able to do what she loved and be loved until her finsl day. Gotta go an in tears and at work.
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I'm in tears as well. RIP Officer Kora, and thank you for your service.

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I just started crying in the middle of my office
Me too. Gosh I hate cancer.

Rest in peace sweet girl. Thank you for your service.


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