Hundreds Honor Fallen Police K9 at Funeral

In Norfolk, Virginia, hundreds of officers — and several fellow police dogs — turned out for a funeral service Tuesday for K9 Krijger, who died on Jan. 11 after being shot while responding to a domestic violence call. “This was no just mere dog,"  said Norfolk Police Chief Michael Goldsmith at the ceremony. “This was Officer [Ryan] McNiff's partner. Somebody that he went to work with, somebody that he fought with, somebody that backed him up every time he got out of the car.” The 4-year-old Belgian Malinois served in the department for three years. Following his death, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper donated the fee from a speech he’s scheduled to give in the area to pay for lifesaving ballistic vests for all of the department’s K9s. — Learn more at NBC News


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