Officers from throughout the state escort stays of fallen Braintree police Okay-9 to funeral residence – Boston Information, Climate, Sports activities
BRAIN TREE, MASS. (WHDH) – Officials from across Massachusetts showed their support for the fallen Braintree Police K-9 Kitt in a somber ceremony Wednesday afternoon.
Braintree police officers, along with K-9 officers from departments across the state, escorted Kitt’s remains from the VCA Animal Hospital in Weymouth to the Cartwright Funeral Home in Randolph.
Kitt was transported in the cruiser by Officer Bill Cushing, who was Kitt’s handler for more than 11 years.
Kitt was shot dead while searching for a suspect after responding to an incident of domestic violence last Friday, authorities said.
Cushing and Officer Matthew Donoghue were also injured in the attack.
Donoghue was discharged from Boston Medical Center over the weekend; However, Cushing remains in the hospital.
Both officers are expected to make a full recovery.
Kitt will be buried with a memorial ceremony once Cushing is released from the hospital.
A GoFundMe account has been created so that people in Kitt’s memory can donate to the Braintree Police Working Dog Foundation.
The Braintree Police Officers Association also set up a GoFundMe account to assist the families of the officers involved in the attack.
Officials are escorting the remains of the fallen @BraintreePolice K9 putty from the VCA in Weymouth to the Cartwright Funeral Home in Randolph.
K9 putty was being carried in Officer Cushing’s cruiser being driven by a fellow officer as K9 units from across the state took part in the procession. pic.twitter.com/csAwseoCoC
– Kevin Wiles, Jr. (@kwilesjrphoto) June 9, 2021
Officials escorted the remains of K9 Kitt from the VCA in Weymouth to the Cartwright Funeral Home in Randolph this afternoon in preparation for the upcoming memorial services.
Photo credit: @kwilesjrnews pic.twitter.com/dVZzL8fGN8
– Braintree Police Department (@BraintreePolice) June 10, 2021
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