Subduing a suspect can be a difficult task for police officers, especially when the assailant is armed. It takes a brave officer to engage such a suspect as their own lives are at stake during the process.
In some cases, police dogs help to protect their human partners by stepping in. Kye is considered a hero for his part in an Oklahoma takedown in 2014.
The assailant had a knife and ended up stabbing Kye. Through Kye’s efforts, one of the police officers was able to get a clear shot of the suspect ending in a fatality.
Kye was then rushed to hospital where he succumbed to the stab wounds. Kye was given a 21-hun salute and given a sendoff fit for a hero.
The burial was attended by many men in uniform and other members of different K-9 units. It was noted that his sacrifice was not in vain as he saved fellow police officers from the thief.