FWPD Loses K-9 Officer

Leo succumbs to cancer

Tuesday, Dec 14, 2010  |  Updated 6:30 PM CDT
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FWPD Loses K-9 Officer

Fort Worth Police Department

Leo with a human colleague.

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by Bruce Felps

The Fort Worth Police Department lost one of its own Monday.

Leo, a German shepherd with but nine months on the force, passed away after being diagnosed with inoperable tumors.

The tumors caused a gastrointestinal blockage from which Leo could not recover despite what the department described as a "hard-fought battle."

A statement issued by the department read, in part, "Leo was a great asset to our department. He loved the job and he loved his handler. We are deeply saddened and our hearts go out to Officer Roberts and our K-9 Unit."

Yet grieve not for Leo, good citizens of Cowtown. All dogs go to heaven.

Cats...? We're still not so sure about cats.

A moment of silence, please, for Leo.

Bruce Felps owns and operates East Dallas Times, an online community news outlet serving the White Rock Lake area. Before all you crazy cat ladies get 'em all up in a bunch he shares his abode with a black cat named Bogart.

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