Utah K-9 killed in line of duty to be buried in one-of-a-kind casket

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HERRIMAN CITY, UT (CNN) – A Utah police dog killed in action is being buried in a custom coffin.

Hondo was a 7-year-old Belgian Malinois who served with Herriman City’s police department. He helped with more than 100 felony arrests, but on Feb. 13, he suffered a fatal gunshot wound while helping apprehend a suspect in Salt Lake City.

To honor him, the department asked Rawtin Garage to paint the casket. It features an image of Hondo and symbols of his service. HPD Chief Troy Carr says Hondo died, so his handler could live.

A public service for Hondo will take place Feb. 29.

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