The New York Police Department gathered about 20 saluting officers and held an aviation flyover Monday to honor an Emergency Services K-9 just before she died. The New York Daily News reports the 5-year-old bloodhound, Angel, was diagnosed with cancer in August. In her time with the force, Angel helped find missing children and track down crime suspects. She received an American Kennel Club award for her service. Her human partner, Officer Manuel Orellana, fondly remembers Angel mischievously emerging from his Long Island garden with an eggplant or cucumber in her mouth.
An honor guard of police officers salutes Angel in New York.