Just the thought of dogs leaving us for that great big yard in the sky is enough to send us into ugly crying mode. The funeral for a police dog killed in the line of duty? Forget about it.
Officers from multiple agencies across two South Florida counties turned out Wednesday to salute Max, a decorated 5-year-old German Shepard officer with the Miami Gardens Police Department. Max died after he was struck by a falling window pane while searching for suspects inside a home at the center of a burglary call.
"The only thing he would ask for in return was a toy, a scratch under his chin, and the occasional 'good boy,'" said his human partner, Officer Chris Bezio, according to the Miami Herald. Watch the video below to see Max sent off with bagpipes, a poem, and all the pomp and circumstance any human would command.