Aww: Police Service Dog Cries At The Funeral Of Slain Officer

Aww: Police Service Dog Cries At The Funeral Of Slain Officer [LOOK]

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Constable Dave Ross' dog Danny broke the hearts of a nation Tuesday as he cried at the foot of his dead master's casket. (Photo Credit: The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick)
Ross was killed in Moncton last week, along with fellow officer Douglas Larche and Fabrice Gevaudan. All Canadians, and Danny, mourn them today. (Photo Credit: The Canadian Press/Andrew Vaughan)
Ross was killed in Moncton last week, along with fellow officer Douglas Larche and Fabrice Gevaudan. All Canadians, and Danny, mourn them today. (Photo Credit: The Canadian Press/Andrew Vaughan)

Dogs have been known over the years as man’s best friend. Never in the history of mankind has any animal come so close to humans.

Dogs have made their place in man’s life irreplaceable and they have made the transformation from domestic pets to trained professionals in several fields, most especially in the security departments. Dogs naturally become attached  and develop a close affinity with their owners and in this context their co-workers.

Most often, dogs are not considered for special notice when their owners/human partners pass on to the great beyond. Only recently in Canada, a dog, who was a partner to a Canadian officer was at his funeral procession where his whimpering cries broke the hearts of many who were present at the occasion

National Post Reports:

Danny, the police dog of fallen Mountie Constable David Ross, whimpered by the side of his partner’s casket during Tuesday’s emotional funeral, moving many Canadians across the country to tears.

Danny didn’t stray far from the hearse carrying the casket of Ross during the funeral procession and was photographed sniffing the Ross’s stetson.

Const. Ross’s brother, Olivier Juneau-Rousseau, said he loved working with Danny.

“He always wanted to work with dogs and he died doing what he loved,” Juneau-Rousseau said at a news conference last week

The funeral for Ross, along with Const. Douglas James Larche and Const. Fabrice Georges Gevaudan, was held Tuesday as thousands gathered in the Moncton Coliseum. The funeral was also broadcast across the nation.

Cpl. Chantal Farrah, the master of ceremonies, said the Mounties’ deaths are a profound loss.

“Make no mistake, we are also here to celebrate lives of service that have contributed to the fabric of this community, this province and our great country of Canada,” Farrah said.

Photo Credit: The Canadian Press/Marc Grandmaison
Photo Credit: The Canadian Press/Marc Grandmaison
Ross, 32, served as a police dog handler and general duty officer. He leaves behind his pregnant wife Rachael and a 19-month-old son.
Ross, 32, served as a police dog handler and general duty officer. He leaves behind his pregnant wife Rachael and a 19-month-old son.
Photo Credit: The Canadian Press/Andrew Vaughan
Photo Credit: The Canadian Press/Andrew Vaughan
Constable Dave Ross' dog Danny broke the hearts of a nation Tuesday as he cried at the foot of his dead master's casket. (Photo Credit: The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick)
Constable Dave Ross’ dog Danny broke the hearts of a nation Tuesday as he cried at the foot of his dead master’s casket. (Photo Credit: The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick)

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