This is the story of Belgian Malinoishe Louis who served in the police for almost a decade and after retiring in 2015, started to live with PC Steve and his family in Durham. Before taking his last breath, he went on a walk with his owner for one last time.
Louis was famous for catching lots of burglars and helping in rescuing many missing people. His greatest achievement was saving a woman in 2007 from doing a suicide after he found her from her scent. For this heroic act, he was awarded “‘Police Dog Team Operational and Humanitarian Job of the Year’”.
For Mr. Steve Henry, Louis was no less than a family member. While talking on Louis’s death, he said, “I have young children and he was amazing with them. I got him when he was just eight-weeks-old and spent more time with him when he was my police dog than I did with my partner.”
On the day when Louis passed away, Steve was lucky to have one last walk with him. He described the whole event like this, “It is really sad that he isn’t with us anymore but it was his time. He had a great life and I am glad that he got to have three years of retirement. I got to have one last walk with him before he passed away and that gave me the chance to be able to say a proper goodbye.”
Louis no doubt lived a life of a hero and will always be remembered by many. Northumbria Police also shared their condolences on his death.
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