came out to celebrate the life of a fallen Warwick police dog.
Sasha, a fallen Warwick Police K-9 was laid to rest Saturday. The
Warwick Police Department and the community honored her with a memorial
"We're glad to have her home. We wanted to give her a
memorial service that she deserves," said David Morris.
Sasha, a Dutch Shepherd, was found dead in her handler's patrol
unit after becoming trapped in the front part of the car in September of 2012.
Multiple law enforcement agencies escorted Sasha from Jackson,
Georgia to her final resting place across from the Warwick Police Department.
Everyone says Sasha's personality will be greatly missed.
"She was a sweetheart, she was a happy dog. One minute she out
there dealing with the offenders on the road. And she's intimidating. And the
next minute, she's in the community, kids coming up to pet her," said Lt.
Chief David Morris says he only spent a short time with Sasha, but
has many fond memories of her.
"We're sitting at the desk
and her coming up and putting her head on my knee and she was just
standing there and she was just resting her head on my knee," said Chief
Morris says Sasha was a
great protector who was always ready and eager to work.
"She was good for our morale. She was responsible for the
apprehension of numerous drug offenders," said Morris.
The monument of Sasha will serve as a reminder to the community of
how special she was to all those she's touched.
"There's so many adjectives that you can say. She really is a
fantastic companion, fantastic dog and fantastic K9 officer," said Mucci.
called "We ride to provide" which takes care of fallen K-9 dogs,
brought Sasha's remains to the memorial.