Saying goodbye to a dog is never easy, especially when they are young. For Plymouth Police Officer Jamie Lebretton saying goodbye to his partner Kaiser was extremely difficult.
Kaiser was only two-years-old, but severe kidney disease took its toll and Lebretton had to make the difficult decision to put Kaiser out of his pain. After consulting with Kaiser’s veterinarian, trainer and his family Lebretton knew he had to say goodbye.
On Friday, as Kaiser took his final journey to the veterinarian, Plymouth Police Officers lined up to salute Kaiser as Lebretton walked him inside. Kaiser was then laid to rest at the Angel View Pet Cemetery in Middleboro, Massachusetts.
Kaiser joined the police force in 2011 when he was only five-months-old. Although his time was short with the force, Lebretton says Kaiser had an important impact on the force. For Lebretton the time he spent with Kaiser is something he will never forget.
“RIP my boy. I could not have asked for a better partner or friend,” Lebretton wrote on the Plymouth Police Working Dog Foundation’s Facebook page. “May you rest easy and wait for me at that sacred bridge. I will be there my friend. I will be there. I will never forget your accomplishments. You made me a better person, a better handler and a better cop. Till we meet again kai. I love you and miss you daily.”