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Funeral services planned for military K-9

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Funeral services have been arranged for a retired marine explosive detection dog.

K9 Sergeant Beyco lost her battle with cancer in June.

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Services for Beyco will take place on July 14 at 2 p.m. at VFW 1170, located at 107 Evergreen Road in Middletown.

A 2.6 mile flag line, stretching from Bluegrass Harley Davidson on Blankenbaker Lane to VFW 1170, is being planned in her honor.

The KY Patriot Guard Riders were served by Beyco in her retirement and will play a major role in the memorial. Beyco will be the first K-9 Veteran to be honored with a Ride of Respect; her ashes will be placed on the lead bike.

 

During the memorial service, Denzil Lile, a K9 Handler and Vietnam War veteran will say a few words for Beyco. There will also be musical tribute, including bagpipes, and the firing of volley in salute.

Veterans, active duty military and the general public are invited to attend the service.

In 2012 Beyco came to Louisville after serving 10 years in the United States Marine Corps and two tours in Iraq. Beyco's last mission was standing in 90-degree heat to attend the funeral of Bardstown K-9 Officer Jason Ellis.

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Funeral services have been arranged for a retired marine explosive detection dog.

Beyco, lost her battle with cancer in June.

Services for Beyco will take place on July 14 at 2 p.m. at VFW 1170, located at 107 Evergreen Road in Middletown.

A 2.6 mile flag line, stretching from Bluegrass Harley Davidson on Blankenbaker Lane to VFW 1170 is being planned.

Beyco will be the first  K-9 Veteran member to be honored with a Ride of Respect. Her ashes will be placed on the lead bike.

In 2012 Beyco came to Louisville after serving 10 years in the United States Marine Corps and two tours in Iraq. Beyco's latest and last mission was standing in 90-degree heat to attend the funeral of Bardstown K-9 Officer Jason Ellis.

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