#JeSuisDiesel: Pet owners pay tribute to police dog killed in Paris

Dogs around the world have been paying tribute to a police dog killed during a suicide attack in France


by Closer Staff |
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Tributes have been pouring in around the world for a police dog killed during a police siege in Paris.

7-year-old SWAT dog Diesel was killed during a firefight between police and terror suspects in the paris suburb of Saint-Denis.

The Belgian Shepherd had been sent to take part in the operation to sniff out explosives so police could navigate the area more safely.

Following the news of his death, the hashtag #JeSuisDiesel has started trending around the world as pet owners post photographs with their dogs and their own heartfelt messages.

One Twitter user said that the brave canine ‘died to defend our colours’ whilst a police handler said that the pooch’s death was ‘a little like losing one of our colleagues’.

A source told the MailOnline: “When the policemen arrived with the dog, the dog came in first and was immediately killed. The French people are sad about her death.”

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