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Memorial service held for Norfolk K9 Officer killed in the line of duty

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Posted at 10:49 AM, Jan 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-19 15:42:37-05

Norfolk, VA.- Norfolk Police held a private memorial service for K9 Officer Krijger today at 2p.m. That private memorial service was for the law Krijgerenforcement community only and will be held at the Norfolk Police K9 Range.

An internment with full honors by the Norfolk Police Honor Guard will follow at the Garden of the Pines Pet Cemetery in Virginia Beach.

Krijger was killed on Monday, January 11th after police say an armed, barricaded suspect shot and killed the him while police were trying to arrest him.

Krijger, which means “Warrior” in Dutch had served 3 years with the Norfolk Police Department.

Chief Michael Goldsmith spoke exclusively to NewsChannel 3 about the impact it has on the department.

“This is about as bad as it gets for a K-9 officer, to watch their partner go down in the line of duty,” said Chief Goldsmith. “While he may not have raised his paw and swore and oath, he is still a part of our police family.”

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