Sheyla

By Sheyla

LifeBuzz Staff

A Hero’s Funeral Was The ONLY Option For This Service Dog.

Rico was treated with the respect he deserved.

The family said their goodbyes and shared their heartfelt final words with Rico and a huge crowd outside their house. "For a time we were unbeatable, nothing passed among us undetected,” Beckley Jr. began, as the weary Rico laid by his feet.

Rico was treated with the respect he deserved.

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After the speeches, the brave canine soldier followed Beckley Sr. and Jr. inside the house.

He took his last breath and slipped away surrounded by his loving family. "Mainly I was thinking about how loyal he was to our family. To my son. To myself. And to our country. He just kinda melted into my arms and we had a very nice goodbye," reported Beckley Sr. "I thanked Rico. For everything that he’s done for me. And I told him that I loved him," added Beckley Jr.

After the speeches, the brave canine soldier followed Beckley Sr. and Jr. inside the house.

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They had arranged for a proper military funeral for him as a reminder of his life spent serving his country.

The flag was lowered to half-mast and the crowd paid their tributes. The tiny casket was draped in the American flag, a mark of honour and respect.

They had arranged for a proper military funeral for him as a reminder of his life spent serving his country.

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