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Last week two dogs took a bullet for a human in the line of duty. One died and one was saved.

Just wanted to give some time and attention to a hero dog who died in the line of duty going in first and taking a bullet that could have killed a human. Sometimes it boggles my mind how much our species owes dogs. Truly mans best friends.

Good boy, Ape! You did your job well.


FBI dog killed in NY shootout was on 2nd mission - News - Boston.com

HERKIMER, N.Y. (AP) — The FBI says one of its dogs killed by a gunman following a standoff in upstate New York had just completed its training a month ago and was on its second mission.

Ape was shot by Kurt Myers as it led the way for officers who stormed an abandoned bar where Myers was hiding early Thursday morning. Police say they cornered Myers after he killed four people and wounded two others the day before.

Myers shot at officers and hit Ape. Police returned fire and killed him.

Ape was a 2-year-old Czech German Shepherd that joined the FBI on Feb. 25 after completing a four-month tactical training course.

Ape’s body will be taken to Quantico, Va., where the FBI Academy is located and a memorial will be held. Ape’s name will be added to a memorial wall there.

Ape
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Ape's funeral. This one made me cry.
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The second dog, the one who lived, is Zeke. Speedy healing, you good boy!

Zeke the Harrisburg K-9 officer shot will be going home | PennLive.com

These stories just amaze me. We owe dogs so much! If anyone is feeling generous and able to donate, here are links to a fund to help law enforcement dogs get bullet proof vests and another fund to help the dogs of Zeke's police department get field trauma kits.


Vested Interest in K-9s, Inc. | "Protecting K-9s is Our Priority"

"Please donate to the K-9 Zeke/HPD K-9 Unit Field Kit Fund.http://tinyurl.com/clhzgkv K-9 Zeke and his fellow HPD K-9s need five K-9 Field Trauma Kits to equip and protect each working K-9 on the Unit. This fundraiser is supported by K-9 Zeke."
 

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So sad yet impressive the way these dogs are able to work as partners in the field. Thanks for sharing.
 
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