PALM HARBOR, Fla. -- Dogs are truly man's best friend. In the case of deputies and police officers, canines can be the difference in fulfilling lifesaving duties.

The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office will honor their fallen police canines during a memorial service Tuesday afternoon at 4 p.m.

The service will be held at the Curlew Hills Memory Gardens Pet Cemetery in Palm Harbor.

The K-9 unit will honor one of the more recent retired canines who has passed away as well as the 57 dogs who have been interned at the gardens.

"Hondo," the canine set to be interned at the gardens Tuesday afternoon, is survived by his handler, retired Corporal Bobby Cahoon.

Current and former K-9 handlers will also be attending and the service is open to the public.

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