There is no doubting the incredibly close bond police dogs share with their partners.  33-year-old Kentucky K9 officer Jason Ellis was killed in an ambush while picking up debris on a parkway over the weekend.

His canine partner, Figo, who worked with him to sniff out drugs and other illegal substances paid his final respects beside Ellis' burial.  The dog lifts his paw and places it on the casket.

Police chief Rick McCubbin described Figo and Ellis and "true partners."   Figo will now be retired and will live with Ellis' widow and two children.