WEYMOUTH (CBS) – The body of Braintree Police K-9 Kitt, who was killed last week while officers exchanged gunfire with a suspect, remains at a Weymouth animal hospital until the dog’s handler is discharged from the hospital where he is being treated.
Kitt’s handler, Officer Bill Cushing, is expected to be released any day now following a Friday incident that also left fellow Officer Matthew Donoghue hurt and the suspect, Andrew Homen, dead.READ MORE: Son Charged With Murdering 80-Year-Old Mother Inside Lynn Home
Donoghue was released from the hospital on Saturday.READ MORE: Vigil Planned For 17-Year-Old Who Drowned At Dedham Graduation Party
Cushing is expected to be discharged this week, and at that point there will be a memorial service for Kitt.MORE NEWS: Chipmunk Wanted For 'Burglarizing' Pelham NH Police Department
Until then, K-9 officers from around the South Shore have been taking turns standing watch outside the VCA South Shore Weymouth Animal Hospital, where Kitt’s remains are being kept.