A photo of K9 Police Dog ‘Solo’ and his partner, Staff Sgt. Carlos Dipuma.
The memorial service included a photo montage of Solo and his partner, Staff Sgt. Carlos Dipuma, as well as a moment of silence for the K-9 officer so many had grown to love.
Then many in the multi-purpose building at Farris Park sniffled as Solo’s last radio call went out.
“Attention all units, be advised that Solo does not respond. K-9 Solo is now deceased and will be laid to rest February 2, 2015,” the dispatcher said.
With that last call came a finality for so many Monday morning: the dog they trusted with their lives was gone.
“I’m gonna miss Solo. I’ve cried so many tears these last couple of days,” Dipuma said. “It’s been hard.”
On Friday, Solo was diagnosed with terminal cancer, two tumors pressing on his heart and spleen. On Monday morning…
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