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While police dogs are considered a part of the force, they aren’t paid. But they do develop deep bonds with their officers, and typically enjoy comfortable lives in their homes.
Some police dogs have become famous. "Pascha," a police dog known for his work in the Oklahoma City bombings, also helped people after the earthquake in Kobe, Japan, as well as victims of Hurricane Opal in Panama City, Fla.
Many canine cops receive awards and other honors. A German shepherd from Ontario was even given a full police burial upon his death for his long years of service to the police department.