Falko the police dog served with the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit for over 11 years in New Jersey.
Sadly, only a few weeks after retiring, the German Shepherd was diagnosed with an aggressive lung cancer. He’d need to be put down.
His family must’ve been devastated; luckily, Falko and family had a lot of support.
The police pup took one last walk past an honor guard of other K-9s and cops he’d worked with throughout his career.
Falko worked with Officer James Faye and lived with him and his family. Kelly Faye, Officer Faye’s wife, said:
“He knew when he had to work and when he came home, he knew he had a family.”
Excuse us, we just need to grab a tissue quick…
Officer Faye, who we’d assume was pretty damn sad, got a text he’ll never forget, saying:
“It said, ‘Great dogs never leave, they live in our hearts forever’ and I was very grateful for that text and it’s true. He was a great dog and he touched a lot of people.”
We know having to put a dog down must be the hardest thing ever.
We’re glad Falko and his family had so much love and support around them.
R.I.P. – Falko