These dogs absolutely do an important and dangerous job. There are many aspects to working and handling a K-9 that are very dangerous, especially for the dog. Being a K-9 Handler is probably the most dangerous job on the Police Dept. I've been in Vice and Narcotics and while that job had it's risks, IMHO K-9 is far more dangerous. The dog is the tip of the spear and the handler is right behind him. This was a tragic event and the handler is taking it pretty hard, as I would.
Thanks for the condolences, I will pass them along to Krijger's Handler.
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