The relationship between an officer and his K9 partner is just as strong as that of one between two cops. They ride together, protect each other, work each day side-by-side. It's a bond that is hard to break, dare I say unbreakable.
Waterloo police officer Tyler Brownell has been a cop since 2009, and for the last three years he has worked hand-in-paw with his K9 partner, Jason. Recently, Officer Brownell was hit with some bad news; a medical condition was going to force him into early retirement. As tough as finding out that he had to leave the job he had loved and given so much for, the thought of losing one of his best friends was even harder.