Police Dog Killed in Shootout Saved Officers’ Lives

Wiping away tears and occasionally breaking down, the handler of a Long Beach police dog killed in a shootout said Tuesday the animal saved officers’ lives the night he died.

Ranger, a 4-year-old Belgian Malinois, will be honored during a funeral service Wednesday. His ashes will be buried at the Long Beach Police Academy, next to three other Long Beach police dogs killed in the line of duty.

Mike tried hard to save injured Ranger

Mike Parcells, a 12-year veteran police officer, said Ranger was also a part of his family. He broke down in tears as he described how his two sons would often sneak hot dogs to Ranger.

“My 5-year-old likes to feed the dogs with me, so he went out and brought two bowls and brought them in. I said, ‘What are you doing?’ He said, ‘This one’s for Ranger.’ I said, ‘Baby, Ranger’s not coming home.”

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