Dogs not only make us happy with their unmatched loyalty and love. Many of them also serve the community alongside law enforcement officers.
Argo, a German shepherd, was a valuable member of the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office in Texas, serving as a narcotics detection dog and a police tracking dog. Sadly, the canine died this month after a battle with bone cancer.
Before Argo’s death, the Sheriff’s Office honored the beloved pup with a traditional last radio call — a custom often performed to pay tribute to a fallen officer.
“Sheriff’s Office to K-9 Argo. Sheriff’s Office to K-9 Argo,” the dispatcher can be heard saying in the video. “Sheriff’s Office to K-9 Argo. End of watch for K-9 Argo on Oct. 10, 2015. Rest in peace K-9 Argo.”
The emotional moment was captured in a video posted to Facebook. The video struck a chord with people across the Internet and has generated more than 700,000 views so far.
Argo was later put down, as the dog was in pain because of the cancer. The hero dog, however, leaves behind a noble legacy. According to the Facebook post, Argo helped his partner Lt. Francisco Guerrero capture criminals and take thousands of pounds of drugs off the streets.
“The Sheriff’s Office will continue to celebrate the dog’s life and in November, Argo will be honored at the HCSO First Annual South Texas K9 Competition,” The Huffington Post reported.
RIP Argo. You will be missed! Here’s the emotional video: