Decorated K-9’s handler gives tearful eulogy for his beloved dog … – Daily Mail

Decorated K-9 officer Daisy Mae has been remembered for her successes in tracking people during a funeral in New Hampshire, where her handler gave a tearful eulogy. 

Daisy died in February due to medical complications from the tick-borne disease anaplasmosis, which causes joint pain, fever, lethargy, and lack of appetite. 

On Monday, the Strafford County Sheriff’s Office decided to hold a funeral for the bloodhound in New Hampshire.

The dog and her handler, Deputy Keith MacKenzie, were honored in 2014 for finding an armed fugitive near the Canadian border who was charged in his girlfriend’s death in Maine.

Later that year, Daisy Mae also helped find a suspect in the killing of a Pennsylvania state trooper.

A tearful MacKenzie honored his beloved K-9 in a eulogy during the ceremony that included numerous officers, family and friends.     

Decorated K-9 officer Daisy Mae has been remembered for her successes in tracking people during a funeral in New Hampshire, where her handler Deputy Keith MacKenzie (pictured together) gave a tearful eulogy

Decorated K-9 officer Daisy Mae has been remembered for her successes in tracking people during a funeral in New Hampshire, where her handler Deputy Keith MacKenzie (pictured together) gave a tearful eulogy

Decorated K-9 officer Daisy Mae has been remembered for her successes in tracking people during a funeral in New Hampshire, where her handler Deputy Keith MacKenzie (pictured together) gave a tearful eulogy

Deputy Keith MacKenzie (pictured) said during the eulogy that 'with Daisy's passing a part of our family died, but we have the memories' 

Deputy Keith MacKenzie (pictured) said during the eulogy that 'with Daisy's passing a part of our family died, but we have the memories' 

Deputy Keith MacKenzie (pictured) said during the eulogy that ‘with Daisy’s passing a part of our family died, but we have the memories’ 

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‘Daisy Mae was not just a dog. As any current or past K-9 handler can tell you, these dogs are true partners,’ MacKenzie said during the ceremony. 

‘We find ourselves oftentimes having full conversations with our partners as we patrol the communities we work in. Daisy was a true therapist and she didn’t even know it.’

MacKenzie said that Daisy ‘loved to talk on the radio’ when dispatchers called.  

He said Daisy could be fast asleep, but when dispatchers radioed ‘Daisy perked right up’ and started barking. 

‘She wanted to make sure the whole world knew that she was on duty,’ MacKenzie said. 

Daisy was a decorated K-9 officer who received the United States Police Canine Association (USPCA) Patrol Case of the Year award in 2014. 

MacKenzie said he and his wife flew out to Springfield, Illinois, with Daisy, and there the K-9 received the prestigious USPCA award. 

The officer said Daisy had apprehended a homicide suspect in northern Maine who had been on the run for six days. 

MacKenzie became emotional as he thanked his two daughters for being the 'best human sisters that Daisy had'. MacKenzie said his daughters always took care of her, gave her love, rubbed her belly and made sure that Daisy was included at all of their family events

MacKenzie became emotional as he thanked his two daughters for being the 'best human sisters that Daisy had'. MacKenzie said his daughters always took care of her, gave her love, rubbed her belly and made sure that Daisy was included at all of their family events

MacKenzie became emotional as he thanked his two daughters for being the ‘best human sisters that Daisy had’. MacKenzie said his daughters always took care of her, gave her love, rubbed her belly and made sure that Daisy was included at all of their family events

MacKenzie said Daisy 'truly loved to help people'. The K-9 was a permanent fixture in the community from all of the events she attended. Her favorite was the Rochester fair, MacKenzie said, adding that his companion loved to gobble up the sausage subs that hit the ground

MacKenzie said Daisy 'truly loved to help people'. The K-9 was a permanent fixture in the community from all of the events she attended. Her favorite was the Rochester fair, MacKenzie said, adding that his companion loved to gobble up the sausage subs that hit the ground

MacKenzie said Daisy ‘truly loved to help people’. The K-9 was a permanent fixture in the community from all of the events she attended. Her favorite was the Rochester fair, MacKenzie said, adding that his companion loved to gobble up the sausage subs that hit the ground

Daisy has also been called in to help the FBI and the US Marshals. ‘Daisy was very good at what she did and she loved it. Daisy had located people from missing children and adults to homicide suspects,’ MacKenzie said. 

MacKenzie said Daisy ‘truly loved to help people’. The K-9 was also a permanent fixture in the community from all of the events she attended. According to MacKenzie, Daisy loved to interact with the community members at events. 

Her all time favorite was the Rochester fair, MacKenzie said, adding that his companion loved to gobble up the sausage subs that hit the ground. 

MacKenzie then started to thank several officers who had helped him with Daisy, as well as Daisy’s trainer. 

He became emotional as he thanked his two daughters for being the ‘best human sisters that Daisy had’.

MacKenzie said his daughters always took care of her, gave her love, rubbed her belly and made sure that Daisy was included at all of their family events. 

‘We dreamed one day of taking Daisy on a camping trip once she retired. We wanted to take her back up to northern Maine,’ he told the audience. 

Lastly, MacKenzie thanked his ‘phenomenal wife’ who would help bathe Daisy even after a mission at 3am some mornings. 

‘With Daisy’s passing a part of our family died, but we have the memories. Daisy, I will miss you. I love you. Thank you for the memories and you will always be my guardian angel,’ MacKenzie said at the end of the speech. 

MacKenzie had Daisy Mae since 2011 when she was just a seven-month-old puppy.

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