“He was a great partner, a great motivated working police dog. We’re going to miss him dearly,” Larson said.
“K-9 Felix has served the town of Plymouth with honor and courage in the apprehension of numerous violent criminals as well as locating missing children and evidence,” Police Chief Michael Botieri said.
During their all too short time together, Kaiser and Lebretton developed an admirable record of accomplishments; not only as crime fighters, but rescuers, and public relations ambassadors for the Plymouth Police Department. At public demonstrations hundreds would gather and watch in amazement as Lebretton and Kaiser would demonstrate their proficiencies as a team.
Kaiser was one of a kind. No one can fully grasp the depth of loss felt by Officer Lebretton and his family. The whole department feels the loss for Kaiser was one of their own and the loss of any officer, human or K-9 is felt forever. But as we soon learned, we are not alone in our loss as word of the passing of Kaiser became news nationally and around the world. Rest easy Kaiser, for you have served well.
Read more about Kaiser and see more photos at the Plymouth Police Working Dog Foundation Facebook Page.
News stories of Kaiser from overseas:
News Story in the UK Daily News