BRANSON, Mo. — A Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper K-9 was laid to rest Monday after being diagnosed with terminal cancer.
Cuba was taken to a hospital for a hernia surgery earlier this year. During the visit, doctors discovered Cuba had cancer, and worse, that it had spread over his abdomen, KOLR reported.
Because his health would rapidly decline, his handler and family, decided to euthanize him.
“We are deeply saddened by this, but it is best for Cuba,” wife Laura Zeller told KOLR.
The community gathered for an honor walk Monday in support as Zeller and Cuba shared their last moments together.
“Friends and colleagues showed up to support Cuba as he performed his final act of courage,” the state patrol said on social media. “Cuba spent his lifetime in service to Missouri, and he will be missed.”
Troopers from across the state patted Cuba's head as he made his final walk.
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