21 Guns That Salute a Fallen Hero

November 15, 2007 | By Matt Van Hoven | Category: Heroes | 559 comments
Tags: heroes, k-9, german, dutch, shepherd, dogs

OKLAHOMA – According to the AP, Brisco the police dog was killed by a truck last week, as he pursued a suspect across I-35 in Oklahoma City.

The 6 year-old Dutch Shepherd was the first sheriff's office K9 killed in the line of duty. And to honor him, shots were fired from the 21 guns that salute a fallen hero.

A ceremony was held Tuesday, attended by police dogs and handlers from other agencies. Before hand, Brisco's body was laid out in for viewing at the cemetery grounds.

Sgt. Kevin Johnson, Brisco's handler for the last four years, says the dog was part of the family.

See our Pet Pulse video on Brisco.

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EddieWayne
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EddieWayne
5 years ago

I had not heard this story before. These dogs are brave.

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Janice K.
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Janice K.
5 years ago

The dog sounds like he was pretty remarkable.

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