Eiko was a K-9 officer for the Lawrenceville Police Department, in Georgia. When the beloved K9 passed away, it not only affected his partner, Officer Humphrey, but the entire police department, and the community too. Eiko was a great canine comrade and a hard worker.
Officer Humphreys said Eiko was a real hero when he was eight years old, he got cancer and died.
The community mourned the loss of Eiko.
Humphreys mourned him too.
Kristin Sarkar, the founder of Releash Atlanta, was deeply affected by Eiko’s passing too. Release Atlanta is a nonprofit group that saves dogs from high kill shelters. Sarkar had met Eiko, Humphreys and his wife at a photo shoot.
Sarkar decided to honor Eiko 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 with an injured leg. They believed it was from a snake bite, and he was on the schedule for euthanasia.
Sarkar was not going to take the dog at first but had a change of heart, and took the dog to honor Eiko. The Humphreys got to foster the pup! They named him EJ, short for Eiko Junior and he loved his new home!
EJ likes to cuddle with Humphreys, just like Eiko did.
Humphreys will eventually get a new K-9 partner however, Eiko’s legacy is alive and well!
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