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A terminally ill NYPD K-9 dog named Caesar on Thursday was treated to an emotional hero's salute before being put down following a bout with cancer.
The German shepherd, who was about nine years old, breathed his last at the Animal Medical Center on East 62nd Street in Manhattan, with his long-time handler, officer Juan Rodriguez, by his side.
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Before going to his death, Rodriguez and Caesar were honored by fellow NYPD K-9 handlers and their four-legged charges, who lined up on the sidewalk outside the veterinary facility to pay their respects.
Caesar was also given a chance to take one final look at the East River from the FDR Drive before the end, the New York Daily News reported.
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According to a Facebook post from the NYPD, Caesar joined the law enforcement agency Transit unit as a battle-tested four-year-old.
During his five years of service with the NYPD, Caesar...
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