Police Dog ‘Kiro’ Passes Away And Is Payed Tribute For His Heroism
A faithful police pooch who helped officers catch countless criminals has sadly passed away.
The 11-year-old German Shepherd, who was retired from his duties,
sadly died from a brief illness and surgery in the early hours of Sunday morning, charity Fireside K9 announced.
A statement from the retired police dogs’ cause said Kiro passed away with handler Pc Duncan Matthews by his side.
They said: “PD Kiro was an outstanding police dog, serving West Yorkshire Police faithfully alongside his handler Pc Matthews.
Kiro was a popular face on the police force’s Christmas cards and was also invited as a guest of honour to the retirement dinner of the Rev Dr Paul Wilcock BEM, Chair of Trustees for Fireside K9.
The charity added: “Kiro’s family are grateful to all who sent their good wishes during Kiro’s illness.
“We will continue to hold a place in our hearts for Kiro as an outstanding police dog, partner and friend.”