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Upper Moreland Police Pay Tribute to 'Man's Best Friends'

The Upper Moreland Police Department planted a tree where four memorial stones honor the former K-9's who worked with police officers.

If you’ve ever visited the Upper Moreland Police Department, you may have missed a tree nestled in the back of the parking lot.

Tucked away behind the building structure sits a memorial to the former K-9’s that worked with officers of the UMPD.

There are four gravestones with the names and image of each dog that was a key part of the police force.

Zeus Sept. 2001 - Oct. 2010 For 9 Faithful Years of Service to the Upper Moreland Police Dept.

Handler Officer Steve Curley

Eraz

2003 - 2011

For 8 Faithful Years of Service to the Upper Moreland Police Dept.

Handler Officer Larry Rubas

Skooch

Sept. 10, 2001 - March 26, 2009

For 8 Faithful Years of Service to the Upper Moreland Police Dept.

Handler Officer David Burkle

Toby

Oct. 13, 2009

For 6 Faithful Years of Service to the Upper Moreland Police Dept.

Handler Officer Shanahan

murray levitz February 26, 2013 at 12:09 PM
Did the memorial stones become the thing to do starting in 2009? I'm sure there were more k-9s than that over the years.

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