Loyal Police K-9 Sacrifices Life in Line of Duty After Being Shot.
Hunter’s funeral was an emotional experience for everyone who knew and loved him. The K9 had been with the department for over 7 years and had saved numerous lives. Officers who had worked with Hunter formed a line to bid farewell to their colleague and friend.Officer D’Aresta was heartbroken as he bid farewell to his companion. He had been training Hunter since he was a puppy, and the two had formed an unbreakable bond. Officer D’Aresta was grateful for the time he had spent with Hunter and the memories they had made together, despite the sadness of the situation.
Officer D’Aresta and Hunter, a German shepherd, served the American city of Middletown together from 2007 until the elderly canine was put down on Saturday after receiving a heartbreaking prognosis.
The Middletown Police Department paid tribute to the dedicated K9 dog in a Facebook post that has received over 6,000 reactions. “Since 2007, Officer D’Aresta and Hunter have worked superbly together to serve the City of Middletown,” the message said. As you might expect, this is extremely difficult for Mike and his family.”
Officer D’Aresta and the entire community were overcome with emotion. Hunter was more than a K9 partner; he was a beloved team member and a hero who devoted his life to serving and protecting others. The honor guard was a testament to everyone’s love and respect for Hunter, as well as the bond he shared with Officer D’Aresta.
According to the police, Hunter has worked for the county since 2007, and during that time, he has been a member of a “excellent team serving the City of Middletown to a high level.”