By Steve Neavling
A dog park in El Paso will be named after Bulder, the Border Patrol K-9 killed in the line of duty in December.
The city of El Paso wants to honor the courageous dog, a 5 -year-old Belgian Malinois.
“People just think it’s a dog. It’s actually a partner. It’s an agent,” Tim Sullivan, chief patrol agent with U.S. Border Patrol Special Operations Group, said, according to Border Report. “So, this resolution honors him and the sacrifice he made while protecting the other agents.”
Bulder was killed during a shootout that occurred as agents tried to execute a search warrant at a home in El Paso.
The 62-year-old suspect who killed the dog out in a shootout was fatally shot with return fire.
“El Paso has a big heart for our pets and of course for the men and women who serve our community,” City Rep. Claudia Ordaz-Perez said. “So we thought it was just fitting that the only dog splash park in the community that we name this park after K9 Agent Bulder to forever serve in our memories.”