They help track down suspects and solve crimes, and on Wednesday, the Vancouver Police Department honored their fallen K-9 officers with a special ceremony.
A new stone and bronze plaque with the names of Clark County dogs killed in the line of duty was unveiled Wednesday afternoon.
It will be permanently placed inside the east precinct's lobby right next to the sculpture of Dakota, a dog that was killed.
Officers are grateful for the opportunity to remember man's best friends.
"The really great thing about this is," said Chris Sutter, interim chief of the Vancouver Police Department, "is that is just demonstrates the support that our community has for both our officers and our K-9 program. It means a great deal to all of us."
IQ Credit Union spearheaded the project and raised the money to make the plaque possible.
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