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Supporters rally for late Warwick K9 officer

CORDELE, GA (WALB) -

The call for justice continues following the death of a Warwick police K9.

Sasha was found dead in her owners Warwick Police cruiser earlier this month.

Friday, dozens showed up in Cordele to show support for Sasha who was trapped inside this patrol unit while he handler was out of town. The ralliers contend that not enough is being done.

Supporters of Sasha the K9 officer came out to a Cordele parking lot and put "Justice for Sasha" decals on their cars to show their support for a fallen officer.

"She was a great dog. She had a great temperament. She loved her job and handler and for her to be treated this way is absurd," said Sandra Smith.

Smith is the wife of the former Warwick K9 officer handler and knew Sasha.

She, along with others who came out Friday evening, is not only upset over the circumstances around the K9 officer's death but also where the dog is buried.

Currently, Sasha's remains are in the back yard of it handler Lt. Thomas Frye.

"A K9 officer, which is the same thing as a regular officer, did not get the respect and the burial it deserves and I truly believe that anyone who had a part in this by covering it up should be in trouble," said Ashley Sims.

Now they want some form of disciplinary action for Sasha's former handler.

"She was an officer and if you were to go out and harm an officer, you would face jail time. You would be held in front of a court in front of your peers," said Smith.

"It makes me sad that the city of Warwick has not stepped up and done more to make things right by this dog," said Sims.

Until then supporters say they will keep proudly displaying the decals until they feel justice is indeed served.

The decals are still available and you can get one at Kitty's Flea market while supplies last.

 

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