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Plymouth Police Department Salutes K-9 Kaiser As He Makes His Final Journey To An Animal Hospital (PHOTO)

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The heartbreaking photo of a police dog entering an animal hospital where he was put down after two years of service to a small town's police department has gone viral.

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Photo from Old Colony Memorial's Facebook page.

Kaiser, a 2-year-old German Shepherd who had severe kidney disease, made his final journey to the Court Street Animal Hospital in Plymouth, Mass., on Friday.

Officers lined up to salute the brave K-9. Afterwards, he was buried at the Angel View Pet Cemetery in Middleboro, Mass., according to CBS Boston.

"RIP my boy. I could not have asked for a better partner or friend. May you rest easy and wait for me at that sacred bridge," the dog's main handler, Officer Jamie Lebretton, wrote in a Facebook post on the Plymouth Police Working Dog Foundation's page.

Kaiser was donated to the department by a local family in 2011, and was only 5 months old at the time.

To donate to the Plymouth Police Working Dog Foundation, click here.

(h/t MSN)

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