Firefighters put their life on the line every day for the safety of others. That isn’t what has everyone talking this week though. The way this firehouse showed their appreciation to beloved station dog that passed away is what is making headlines.
More than 10 years this first responder, Negro, lived with these firefighters. His job was to watch over things when the calls came in~and, of course, to greet the engines as they rolled back in.
A dog’s presence helps to ease the stress of those around him. Sadly, Negro’s years of service have come to an end.
It was announced that the loyal dog, after a period of declining health, had died at age 14.
“This afternoon, one from our ranks left the earth — our four-legged firefighter,” the fire department wrote online. “Thank you very much for all the years you’ve been with us. We’ll remember you forever.”
In a ceremony for the beloved dog, the fire department held an honor guard funeral to bid their heartfelt farewell.
“Negro was one of us, one of this family. He was respected, loved. We said goodbye in a very emotional ceremony because we were saying goodbye to one of our own, who was an important part of this company.”
Negro’s body was laid to rest that evening in a plot not far from where he’d served so dutifully. A tree was also planted nearby, in his loving memory.
A fitting tribute to a wonderful pup:
“In memory of our Negro. Faithful pet, friend, and protector.”