K-9 Grimm, a veteran police dog, helped keep Boston safe during his ten years with the force.
Based on Boston.com, these efforts included scouring the city for explosives after the Boston Marathon Bombing and, as a result, fighting suspects. The loyal dog has also found missing people, detected drugs and stopped dangerous criminals on the street.
But despite years of always running into the bad guys, K-9 Grimm eventually hit an obstacle he couldn’t beat.
Follow Andover Police Department MA, Grimm is suddenly diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer – forcing the dog’s longtime mate into a predicament.
“Unfortunately, Sergeant Michael “Mickey” Connor had to make the hardest decision any K9 operator has ever had to make,” division post on Facebook.
According to the post, K-9 Grimm was ill for several days, prompting the handler to worry about taking him to the vet. But the dog’s test results were much worse than people expected.
K-9 Grimm appears to have a severe form of lung cancer. Furthermore, the cancer had spread to Grimm’s lymph nodes, making the dog’s prognosis particularly poor.
Sergeant Michael “Mickey” Connor unfortunately has to make the toughest decision any K9 shooter will ever have to…
At his veterinarian’s recommendation, Sergeant Connor made the heartbreaking decision to amputate his longtime mate.
But before K-9 Grimm crossed the Rainbow Bridge, the police gave their four-legged teammate the heroic farewell he deserved. This included a police escort on the dog’s last trip through downtown, providing an opportunity for the community to come out and pay their last respects.
“If you want to wave or hold a sign of support, Mickey and Grimm will take RIGHT on Central Street, LEFT on Long Street, and back LEFT onto Main Street go north through downtown and back to the police station. police,” police Written, detailing the dog’s last trip.
“This will be a difficult time for Sergeant Connor and his family as this is the second K9 officer they have lost,” K-9 Grimm colleagues. Written, referring to another dog, K-9 Niko, who also passed away. “Niko and Grimm are both loved by the Connor and APD families.”
RIP, K-9 Grimm.