PHOENIX (KSAZ) - A Valley K-9 that was lost in the line of duty was honored Thursday, during a special service.
Bane is the 7th dog to died on the job with the Phoenix Police Department. He was killed during a standoff following a chase a week ago.
Dozens of police K-9s, handlers, and law enforcement officers attended a memorial for Bane. He died while apprehending an armed carjackings suspect who had been hiding in an attic. His handler broken, after losing his partner.
"We leave our families everyday to go to work, but we never leave our dogs right?" said one officer. "These police dogs go to work with their handler, spend 10 hours driving around with them in the car, protecting the community, and then they go home and live with these handlers and their families."
A tree was planted in Bane's honor at a Phoenix church where K-9's and their handlers often come during their shift breaks.
Police are waiting on necropsy results to determine how Bane was killed. Meanwhile, the suspect connected to Bane's death remains behind bars.