Re:“Maine’s K-9 community bids adieu to loyal friend,” Feb. 14:

Adieu, Sultan.

I loved this beautiful story. I shed many tears as I read this article. Seeing the photo of the officers saluting their fellow “officer” was so incredibly heartwarming and heartbreaking.

I’m so impressed that you all cared enough to be there for Sultan’s final hours and clearly respected him as a member of the force. High five-plus to you all.

I’m sure he will rest happily in peace, as he’s so surrounded with love and admiration from his caretaker and family and fellow officers, and now the public. Thank you for the publication.

Kelly Hutchins Thibodeau