Two Florida deputies responding to a woman's distraught call after her 9-year-old pet dog died assisted in digging a grave for the dog in the woman's own back yard.
Earlier this month, Fran Lamson of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, phoned the Walton County Sheriff's Office after she found her Neapolitan Mastiff, Kessler, dead in an upstairs bedroom., WTVY reported.
"She was my baby…my heart," Lamson told the news station.
Lamson had previously considered getting her 190-pound pet cremated before her death, but soon learned that she could not afford the procedure.
After calling the Walton County Sheriff's Office, Deputies Nick Embry and Jason Day arrived at her home, where they promptly began to dig a grave for Kessler to be buried in.
"I think this is what our agency is all about," Sheriff Michael Adkinson said in a press release. "This is the 'service' part of our Core Values and we strive each day to be selfless in our devotion to duty as law enforcement officers."
Embry and Day then carried the dog downstairs to the back yard, where she received a proper burial.
"I don't know what I would have done without them," Lamson said. "I'm lost without her, but if they hadn't helped me I couldn't have gotten her out of the house. I was very, very thankful they helped me."
The story, published on The Walton County Sheriff's Office Facebook page on Wednesday, has received over 1,000 likes and more than 250 shares.
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