We owe our lives to our heroes; the men, women, and K-9's that serve our country every day. From the armed forces abroad to the local police and fire stations around the corner; they are the backbone of our society.
Sadly tragedy is a part of being a hero.
On March 14th, Kurt Myers locked himself in an abandoned bar after killing four people and wounding two others.
Police sent in Ape, the German Shepherd FBI dog, during the 19-hour standoff in an effort to take Myers down. Sadly the effort resulted in Ape getting shot. The FBI returned fire and killed Myers.
Ape was rushed to an animal hospital in an armored car, but sadly there was no hope for Ape. He died shortly after arrival.
Please have a moment of silence for all heroes, man and animal alike.
Photo Courtesy of: MetropolitanPolice