Saturday, December 31, 2005

dogs are so cool!

POLICE DOGS RAVEN AND FRIDAY of the East Hartford Police Department’s canine patrol accompany their human partners at a memorial service Friday for Bosco, the Bristol police dog who was killed Dec. 20. At left is Raven, with his human partner, Officer John Zavalick, not shown. Friday, at right, is shown with his partner, Officer Robert Kornfeld. (STEPHEN DUNN) especially service dogs. i like cats of course, but LOVE dogs. i'm sorry for the loss of bosco. i think it's cool they had a service for him though. Saying Goodbye To Bosco Officials, Police, Friends Honor German Shepherd Who Died In Line Of Duty
By DON STACOM Courant Staff Writer December 31 2005
BRISTOL -- Police from as far as Waterford and Easton attended in uniform, the
pastor of St. Anthony's Church read from Scripture and former Mayor Frank
Nicastro sounded taps on his trumpet.They had come to say goodbye to Bosco, the
police dog.A crowd of more than 180 people, along with a dozen police dogs,
gathered for a memorial service Friday morning at Bristol Eastern High School's
auditorium for Bosco, the German shepherd killed outside a Sims Road burglary
scene two weeks ago."Bosco faithfully served the people of the Bristol
community. He was dedicated to protecting and serving," the Rev. Nicholas Melo,
the police department's chaplain, told the audience. "We ask God to heal our
hearts that grieve our loss. May Bosco live forever in your loving arms."Twelve
police dogs from around the state sat at the front of the auditorium with their
handlers throughout the ceremony, and the audience was cautioned against
applauding any speakers so the dogs would not be startled.The city police
force's three-member color guard stood at attention beside the flag, and at
least two TV news cameras recorded the scene. Floral displays were positioned on
the stage, and sympathy cards covered a display board..............

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