On Wednesday, a hero police Labrador was given full honors at his funeral in India.
Shyam, a six-year-old Labrador, worked as an explosive detection dog for the Mysuru City Police. The hero dog was laid to rest at the Dog Squad Centre on Wednesday with full honors.
According to Dog Squad Inspector Mallikarjun, Shyam had cancer and passed away on Tuesday night.
The hero Labrador, who had been part of the Mysuru City Police Dog squad for the last five years, was given a funeral guard with officials assembling for a salute at the Dog Squad Centre.
“It was a very intelligent dog that was responding to the commands. It was used for explosive detection. It has been used on several occasions whenever we received calls pertaining to bomb threats and for other purposes like VIP movements, security issues etc,” he said.
Sundareshan, the Labrador’s handler, said Shyam was one of the seven dogs that formed the Dog Squad of Mysuru City Police. Shyam and two other dogs were in the explosive detection team while the four other dogs are under narcotics detection and crime.
Rest in peace, Shyam.
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