This is my brother Derek.
He is a police officer.
My brother is a giant.
He is 6 foot 6 inches.
With that height comes a giant personality.
He can make anyone laugh. He is so funny and can make any situation fun.
With a giant personality comes a giant heart too. And his giant heart aches today.
My brothers K-9 police dog, his partner, his buddy died last week.
Renzo became suddenly ill with the major heat wave we had here in Southern California.
Renzo was a good police dog!
He had 15 bites and $50K in drugs seized.
Renzo protected my brother and has saved his life more than once.
Renzo loved my brother and loved his family.
Renzo had one more year to work in the field before he would have to retire, but he didn't quite make it.
My brother loved Renzo, and his giant heart is having a hard time getting over this one.
And I don't blame him, it was his dog, partner and friend.
Derek I love you,
and I'm sorry I never would pet Renzo...I was just too scared.
click here to see a video Dereks friend made for him.