GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - The Gwinnett County Police Department said goodbye to one of their K-9 officers which died in the line of duty.
The department held a "line of duty death funeral" for K-9 Eli to thank and honor him for his service.
There was a procession from the police training center in Lawrenceville to the Oak Rest Pet Cemetery Thursday morning, where the funeral was held.
Police said K-9 Eli suddenly passed away from heat exhaustion a week ago while tracking a suspect.
Officials have yet to release an official cause of death.