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How we love our dogs: Naperville K-9 cop honored at memorial service

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Sabek, a German shepherd K-9 officer employed by the Naperville Police Department in Illinois, was honored last week as police officers and their families paid their respects to the nine-year-old dog who died reported the Naperville Sun.

Commander Jason Arres spoke about the dog's heroics and as an important member of the police department.

Sabek was humanely euthanized on February 25; suffering from neurological degenerative myopathy which affects the spinal cord and the dog's ability to walk.

For nine years, Sabek, who was born in Hungary and understood Hungarian orders, lived with his trainer and partner, Chris Sherwin, his wife, two children and another small dog. Known to be a constant companion for the Sherwin's children, Sabek was always an important part of the family.

His mischievous side of stealing treats and food off the kitchen counter only made him more endearing. He frequently taunted the other family pooch named Dusty - a shih-poo.

As an officer, Sabek is remembered best for tracking down a lost two-and-a-half Downs Syndrome child after the little girl wandered away from here home.

Sabek is also credited with numerous drug busts and always being ready to perform his duties.

How we love our dogs knows no bounds. Rest in peace Sabek. You will be missed.

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