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Police Dog with Cancer Honored by 20 Officers Before She Was Scheduled To Be Put Down

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Some pets are meant for cuddling. They’re a part of the family, the home, and life just wouldn’t be the same without them.

While any pet is a wonderful addition to the family, some four-legged friends mean so much more to so many more.

Police dogs — K-9s — are specially trained animals that work as a team with the officer who trains and cares for them.

According to How Stuff Works, a K-9 dog remains with his or her assigned partner “24 hours a day, seven days a week.”

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Although these special dogs work directly with one person on a regular basis, they still serve their department and community as a whole.

One very special Emergency Services K-9 was honored on Nov. 5 by the New York Police Department — more than 20 officers saluted Angel, a bloodhound who served the department faithfully until cancer took hold.

Officer Manuel Orellana, Angel’s partner in fighting crime, shared his heartfelt sentiments regarding the ill pup with NY Daily News.

“She was a trooper, man. She was strong,” Orellana shared. “She’s gonna be missed. She was a good dog … She was my woman.”

According to an NYPD Facebook post, Angel was named after another officer, Detective Rafael Ramos, who died in the line of duty.

Angel was reportedly excellent at her job. Lt. Richard Sanossian told the NY Daily News that the bloodhound’s special gift was her nose.

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“A very good dog. Unbelievable nose,” he said. “This dog is tracking on asphalt in an urban environment, which makes it even harder.”

 

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#Repost @lovek9louie (@get_repost) ・・・ Let me introduce you to one of my co-workers, @k9.angel. . K9 Angel is named after Detective Rafael Ramos who was shot and killed along with his partner Detective Wenjian Liu from an ambush while sitting in their patrol car. . Both officers were participating in an anti-terrorism drill when a subject walked up to their patrol car and opened fire with a handgun, striking them both. . Officer Ramos had served with the New York City Police Department for two years and was assigned to the 84th Precinct. He was posthumously promoted to the rank of detective. He is survived by his wife and two sons. . Follow K9 Angel on her journey as she tracks her way into your hearts?. #neverforget #bluefamily @det_ramosfndn #nypd #nypdk9 #esuk9 #policek9 #workingdogsofinstagram #policedogsofinstagram #workingdogsofig #policek9magazine #workingdogmagazine #k9copmagazine #lovek9louie #policedog #k9 #doglover #doglovers #bloodhoundsofinstagram #bloodhoundsig #bloodhoundsofig #bloodhoundgram #k9angel #k9policee

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During her 5 years of life, Angel earned an award from the American Kennel Club for her service. She found two missing autistic children and also tracked down criminals. Sadly, she was put down following the department’s tribute.

She is clearly a dog who will be sorely missed by all who knew her. Our regards go out to Officer Orellana who, no doubt, is taking this loss the hardest of all.

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Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.
Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.

Sarah's experience as a successful working stay-at-home mom and business owner has given her the chance to write and research often. She stays up to date on the latest in entertainment and offers her views on celebrity stories based on her wide knowledge of the industry. Her success as a former preschool teacher and licensed daycare provider lend to her know-how on topics relating to parenting and childhood education.

Her thoughts on faith and family issues stem from home life and ministry work. Sarah takes time to attend workshops and classes annually that help her to improve and hone her writing craft. She is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature program and her writing has been acclaimed by ACFW and ECPA.
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Institute of Children's Literature, Art Institute of Phoenix (Advertising), University of California Irvine (Theater), Snow College (Early Childhood Education)
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Arizona
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