The Clearwater Police Department posted this letter from Sergeant Michael Spitaleri to his beloved canine spouse, Major, who had to be put down.
“To my faithful spouse,
“Today has been the most difficult daylight of my job. I made the decision to end your pain and affliction, however Im hurting far more than I apprehended. I already miss you, buddy.
“I retain picking you up from the airport liberty before we began K-9 clas together. My first impression wasnt accurate.
“I thought you were small and you appeared to be a bit indecisive at first glance. I frankly didnt know if you had what it took to be a police dog.
“Nonetheless, we started K-9 clas together in November of 2008. I abruptly learned my initial assessment was wrong.
“You testified yourself to me time and time again. Your willingness to please me, your allegiance, and your fearlessness was very apparent as we progressed and graduated K-9 clas in March 2009. ”
“As a crew, we had immediate success on the road. During our first week together that March, you successfully moved and unearthed a human who peril his wife with a knife.
“Our skills and ability get better day in and day out from that stage. Throughout the years, we unearthed dozens of felons, illegal drugs, handguns, and other items of evidentiary evaluate.
“These stoppages and concludes wouldnt have been possible without you.
“You obligated me look like a celebrity at times; reality know about it, I was nothing more than the person who maintained your leash.”
“Your reputation with our coworkers was highly respected. I always tittered when we would train with the Swat team.
“During those training sessions, “were in” around some of the toughest adults I have ever had the privilege of operating alongside.
“When I would get you out of the car, I would watch as these tough adults would find the nearest corner of the room in an attempt to be as far from being you as possible, because they thought you were’ crazy.’
“You werent crazy; you were my protector. You were their protector.
“You knew no the limitations and you would stop at nothing to make sure we obligated it home safely to our families. You took your work seriously.”
“Ill never forget when I would try and key the radio to talk. It never flunked; as soon as I get our label signaling out’ K4′ to the dispatcher, you would begin barking so raucous they couldnt examine a act I was trying to say.
“I would get themes and/ or askings from the dispatchers to recur my transfers. They knew I couldnt stand it when you’ talked’ over me; however, it was something you never germinated out of.
“We still laugh about it to this day.”
“When you withdrew in 2014 due to medical conditions, the adjustment to being a regular puppy was difficult for you.
“You would watch me are you ready and run to the door in anticipation of to be working. I know you didnt understand the reasons I withdrew you, however I did it because I loved you, buddy.
“I wanted to make sure your medical conditions didnt get worse. I missed you to live a good quality life during your retirement.
“You deserved that and I stand by my decision. Just like you ogled out for me every single alteration, it was my turn to look out for you and protect you.”
“Although I know you didnt enjoy retirement like humans do, Im proud told you settled as much as you could.
“You became my partner puppy. You became my childrens puppy. You obligated sure they were protected when Daddy went to work with his new puppy, Echo.
“You would lay by my kids’ doorway at night while they slept, almost as if to say’ I got them, Daddy, “youre working”, and theyll be fine.’ I seemed at peace knowing you were home keeping them safe.
“Thank you for protecting them like you kept me for all of those years.
“I could go on and on about you. You obligated me the K-9 handler that I am today. You never met a challenge that you didnt rise to the occasion.
“You were a great partner and I am forever indebted for you.”
“Major, I love you and I will always retain our time together. Please lead find the nearest police officer when you get to Heaven and tell them you are a police puppy and “you think youre” reporting for function. Until I see you again…
Though Sergeant Michael Spitaleri continues to serve his parish , now alongside his new spouse Echo( shown above ), he will utterly never forget Major. And thanks to this touching character, neither will we.
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