Judge was a police K-9, who worked out of the West Deptford Police Department.
He’s a retired working dog and a real hero. Sadly, he’s also dying, suffering from complications from Cushings Disease.
His handler, Cpl. Michael Franks, said:
“Judge and I had such overwhelming and positive support that day. Though Judge was extremely lethargic and could barely walk the days before the ceremony, he was able to bite onto his favorite protective decoy arm sleeve used in training and carry it into the hospital.”
That is the cutest, most tear-jerkiest thing we’ve ever heard.
Not only did police line the streets to salute the K-9 as he walked past, the whole staff of the animal hospital stood for Judge.
Judge had an almost seven-year career with the West Deptford PD. He would help with finding drugs, and tracking/apprehending suspects.
This hero dog led to so much good! The West Deptford Police said:
“Because of K-9 Judge’s fearless service, 152 suspects were arrested for criminal offenses, 3 motor vehicles were seized, 3 handguns were taken off of the streets, countless amounts of drugs were seized, and over $47,000 is currency were taken from people involved in illegal activity. This doesn’t even take into account the amount of positive interactions K-9 Judge had with our children and members of our community during demonstrations and events.”
It’s so sad that Judge got so sick.
His condition became near unbearable and that’s when it was decided to euthanize the hero dog.
We’re sad he had to go, but we’re so glad they gave him a send-off with full honors.
R.I.P. – Judge
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