This is a true story about a guy and his dog who lived, worked, and died together.
Let me present Sheriff Dan McClelland and his coworker, Midge, a Chihuahua-rat terrier mix who died on the same day as his owner.
K9 police dogs are professionally trained personnel, not simply animals. Their handlers virtually never treat them like dogs and instead treat them like coworkers.
Indeed, they play a critical part in the investigation and rescue efforts. Sheriff Dan and his young friend were both cops for a long time. They just left in 2016.
The guy died at the age of 67 after 44 years of service. But no one expected his girlfriend Midge to pass away from sadness just hours afterwards.
Because these two had a strong affinity, this tragic story became famous. For the small chihuahua, living any longer without his closest companion felt pointless.
They were a well-known “pair.” In 2006, the guy received multiple accolades, and the dog was awarded the Guinness World Record for the tiniest police dog.
People used to make fun of sheriff Dan, saying things like, ‘Hey, there’s Midge and whatshisname, sheriff Dan!’
Yes, this story may have made you sad, but the force of real human-dog connection will make you grin!