In Cedar City, Utah, Officer Jason Thomas mourns the loss of a beloved partner, "Gino" his Belgian malinois, who had to be euthanized due to injuries after being struck by a car. The loss is bitter sweet for Thomas, as it comes on the anniversary of his being shot and wounded by a gunman four years ago.
Officer Jason Thomas, brought Gino in with injuries including a broken back, broken leg and chest injuries.
LawOfficer.com asks you:
How do you, or your department, memorialize the loss of a K9 officer?
Do you find the grieving process similar to that of a human partner?
If you lost a K9 in the past, was it difficult adjusting to a new one?