The community mourns the loss of K9 officer Jardo

Posted at 10:23 PM, Nov 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-23 00:23:03-05
A procession of flashing lights filled the streets of Boise as the brothers and sisters in blue gathered to pay their final respects to Boise Police K9 officer Jardo.
Jardo was shot in the line of duty on Veterans Day while searching for a wanted felon on the Boise Bench.
He was treated and released by veterinarians, but a few days later, he collapsed and died.
Jardo may have only had four legs, but, to the men and women he helped protect, he was much more than a dog.
Speakers included Boise Police Chief Bill Bones, Mayor Dave Bieter, and even Jardo's family.
Jardo had been with the Boise Police Department since 2014. While only there a few short years, he established quite the reputation within the department.
Jardo may have been taken too soon, but his family said they were thankful for the final days they were able to spend with him.
Before the ceremony ended, Jardo was recognized for his sacrifice with a medal awarded to his family.