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Lithuanian border guards hold hero’s funeral to dog killed in action

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Lithuanian border guards have last week held an official funeral ceremony to a dog killed in action near the country’s border with the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad.

In Pagėgiai, western Lithuania, an urn with the ashes of the Belgian Shepherd named Ramzis was solemnly carried before officers and dogs from the State Border Guard Service’s canine squad, the Washington Post reports.

Ramzis, a 3-year-old male, was killed while at service on September 27, when state border officers were following traces of smugglers near Russia’s Kaliningrad regional border.

The shooting has been widely discussed in Lithuania and a campaign has been launched to raise money to place a monument to commemorate Ramzis.

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