More sad news today. Again, our hearts and thoughts go out to Freddy (pictured at right) and his FBI family. On behalf of The Dog Files and all its friends, thanks so much for all you do.
Detroit — An FBI dog killed in the line of duty Wednesday will have his name added to a memorial wall at FBI headquarters in Quantico, Va., the agency said Thursday.
Freddy, a Belgian Malinois, was killed by gunfire at a Dearborn warehouse during a raid on members of a group the FBI described as a radical, violent and separatist black Muslim group.
Killed in the raid was Luqman Ameen Adbullah, the imam of the Masjid Al-Haqq mosque in Detroit and the alleged leader of the group.
The FBI said in a news release that Freddy’s body will be returned to Quantico, where the dog was based.
“Freddy was born on Feb. 17, 2007 and entered on duty with the FBI on Sept. 8, 2008,” the statement said. “In the line of duty, Freddy gave his life for his team. He will be missed by his FBI family.”
Anyone who wants to send a card to Freddy’s team members, can be sent to Freddy’s Team, c/o FBI, 477 Michigan Ave., 26th Floor, Detroit, MI 48226.
Donations to the K-9 Law Enforcement Memorial can be sent to the FBI Agents Association, Attn: K-9 Fund Freddy, P.O. Box 12650, Arlington, VA 22219.