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Cop Honors His Beloved K-9 Partner By Saving A Dog From Death Row

When a beloved K9 officer passes, it affects not only the human handler, but the police department, and the community too. Eiko was a K9 officer for the Lawrenceville Police Department, in Georgia. Everyone that met Eiko loves him he was a great canine comrade and a hard worker.
Saving A Dog From Death Row
Image Credit: Kristen Alexander
His human partner Officer Humphreys said Eiko was a real police officer. When Eiko was eight years old, he got cancer and died.
Saving A Dog From Death Row
Image Credit: Kristen Alexander
The community mourned.
Saving A Dog From Death Row
Image Credit: Kristen Alexander
Humphreys mourned.
Saving A Dog From Death Row

Kristin Sarkar, the founder of Releash Atlanta, was also affected by Eiko’s passing. Releash Atlanta is a nonprofit group that saves dogs from high kill shelters and finds them new homes. Sarkar had met Eiko, Humphreys and his wife at a photo shoot.
After Eiko’s passing, Sarkar decided to honor him by getting the Humphrey’s to help save another dog’s life. Sarkar knew of a German Shepherd (like Eiko) that was on death row. The dog had an injured leg, maybe from a snake bite, and was on the schedule for euthanasia.
Saving A Dog From Death Row
Image Credit: Releash Atlanta
Releash Atlanta wasn’t going to take the injured dog at first. But, Sarkar had a change of heart, and they took the dog to honor Eiko. The Humphreys were the lucky ones who got to foster the pup! They named him EJ, short for Eiko Junior! As you can see, EJ loves his new digs!
Saving A Dog From Death Row
Image Credit: Releash Atlanta
EJ likes to sit with Humphreys, just like Eiko did.
Saving A Dog From Death Row
Image Credit: Releash Atlanta
Hopefully, EJ will soon have a new forever home. Humphreys will get a new K9 partner. Eiko’s legacy is alive and well! Share away, people.

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