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NYPD salutes K-9 just before she loses cancer battle

In this Nov. 5, 2018 photo, provided by the New York City Police Department (NYPD) an honor guard of police officers salute as Angel, a 5-year-old bloodhound, is walked by her human partner, Officer Manuel Orellana, into Staten Island's Rosebank Animal Hospital to be euthanized, in New York. An aviation flyover also honored the Emergency Services K-9 just before she died after being diagnosed with cancer in August. In her time with the police force, Angel , who also lived with Orellana, helped find missing autistic children and track down crime suspects. She received an American Kennel Club award for her service. (NYPD via AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department gathered about 20 saluting officers and held an aviation flyover to honor an Emergency Services K-9 just before she died.

The New York Daily News reports the 5-year-old bloodhound named Angel was diagnosed with cancer in August. She was honored on Monday as she took a final walk into Staten Island’s Rosebank Animal Hospital to be euthanized.

In her time with the police force, Angel helped find missing autistic children and track down crime suspects. She received an American Kennel Club award for her service.

Her human partner, Officer Manuel Orellana, says Angel also enjoyed some typical dog mischief while off-duty.

He fondly remembers her emerging from his Long Island garden with an eggplant or cucumber in her mouth.

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Information from: Daily News, http://www.nydailynews.com

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