Many people have been known to put their own life in jeopardy or harm’s way to save or rescue another from eminent danger. These people deserve the utmost respect and honor for their selfless acts of courage. Sometimes, these people give the ultimate sacrifice of their own life to save the life of another. There is no greater gift than giving your own life for that of another human being.
But there are other unsung heroes we often forget about, and their heroic deeds go unnoticed and forgotten. These heroes are dogs. Dogs have been known as man’s best friend and companion for hundreds of years. Dogs have incredible love, loyalty and compassion for their human counterparts, sometimes more than we could ever imagine.
The following story is an example of one such dog/hero who sacrificed his own life while answering the call of duty without a single thought or concern for his own safety or life.His commitment to duty and loyalty to his people meant more than his own life. He is deserving of our respect and even a formal celebration of his life and commitment to duty.
In Oklahoma City: This brave 3 year old Belgian German shepherd was killed in the line of duty.
The dog was chasing a speeding car that crashed, and the suspect fled on foot, with the dog close behind.
The dog caught up with the suspect and stopped him, but the dog was stabbed numerous times by the suspect, which caused the death of the dog.
This incredibly courageous dog died a hero and was given a funeral for people to remember his courage. It was amazing – over 1000 people from across the state came to pay their respects, as well as a great many of his partners in service who attended to say farewell to this incredible dog hero.
Holding back the tears and emotion, his handler had this to say at the funeral; “Without question, the sacrifice that Kye made saved the life of one of his fellow officers. We will always be forever in your debt.”
What do you think?