A heartbreaking photograph shows the heroic police dog that was killed during the recent terror raids in Paris. The photo was taken just moments before the dog was killed by a female suicide bomber.
Now an outpouring of support and tribute to the dog have flooded in from all over the world on social media, as people take a moment to remember that not all heroes come in human form.
— PETA (@peta) November 18, 2015
— Dena Beth (@Dena_Beth) November 18, 2015
The French Police Nationale’s official Twitter account called police dogs “indispensable” in a touching post.
According to reports, more than 100 armed officers conducted a raid on a Paris apartment where suspected ISIS militants were hiding. It is believed that the 27-year-old mastermind between the recent Paris massacres, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, was inside the apartment along with at least six others.
Diesel was sent to the scene in order to sniff out booby traps during the mission.
The raid led to a firefight between the suspected terrorists and police, during which a female suicide bomber came out firing an AK-47 before she reportedly detonated her suicide vest. Diesel was killed in the attack.
Diesel was in the front lines of the attack, and is being credited for helping to defend the country.
It is not yet known if Abaaoud survived the attack, or if he escaped.