At his memorial service in Virginia, local police motorcycle officers escorted Freddy's flag-draped casket to the FBI academy, where the FBI Chaplain gave a moving invocation and where K-9 Police Officers and their dogs stood at attention behind a large crowd, which also included the veterinarians who tried to save his life. Other speakers followed and it was said that Freddy not only fit in with his team, but also saw the humans as his pack! Freddy's handler and his wife were presented with the FBI Memorial Star - the first K-9 in FBI history to be so honored - and is presented to a surviving relative when death has occurred as the direct result of an adversarial action in the line of duty. The brass plaque added to the portrait I painted of Freddy reads:
February 17, 2007 - October 28, 2009
Then I heard the voice of the Lord
saying, "Whom shall I send? And
who will go for us?" And I said,
"Here am I. Send me!"