BRAINTREE, MASS. (WHDH) - Officers from across Massachusetts showed support for fallen Braintree Police K-9 Kitt in a somber ceremony on Wednesday afternoon.
Braintree police officers, alongside K-9 officers from departments throughout the state, escorted the remains of Kitt from the VCA Animal Hospital in Weymouth to Cartwright Funeral Home in Randolph.
Kitt was transported in Officer Bill Cushing’s cruiser, who was Kitt’s handler for more than 11 years.
Kitt was shot and killed while searching for a suspect after responding to a domestic violence incident last Friday, authorities said.
Cushing and Officer Matthew Donoghue were also injured in the attack.
Donoghue was released from Boston Medical Center over the weekend; however, Cushing remains hospitalized.
Both officers are expected to make a full recovery.
Kitt will be laid to rest with a memorial ceremony once Cushing is released from the hospital.
A GoFundMe account has been created for people to donate in Kitt’s memory to the Braintree Police Working Dog Foundation.
The Braintree Police Officers Association has also set up a GoFundMe account to help support the families of the officers involved in the attack.
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