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Body of PBSO K-9 taken to funeral home; memorial service planned for Jan. 10

Posted: 10:52 AM, Dec 27, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-28 16:16:30-05
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WELLINGTON, Fla. โ€” The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said Friday that a memorial service for Cigo, a K-9 killed in the line of duty on Christmas Eve, will be held next month at Coral Sky Amphitheater.

PBSO said the service will be held Thursday, Jan. 10 at 10 a.m. at the amphitheater, which is located at 601 Sansbury Way in suburban West Palm Beach.

In lieu of flowers, PBSO said donations can be made to the Palm Beach County Sheriffโ€™s Foundation in memory of Cigo.

On Friday, the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office tweeted video of Cigo's body in a flag-draped casket being transported to Palm West Funeral Home.

Deputies said the 3-year-old K-9 was shot and killed while trying to take down a suspect on Monday night near the mall.

A memorial was set up at the Mall at Wellington Green earlier this week to honor the brave canine. It is located in the east parking lot between JCPenney at City Furniture.

The mall's marketing director said people are welcome to visit and leave a memento.