Last week the crew at RawTin Garage—West Valley City, UT, customizers and restorers of motorcycles and cars—received an unusual request. The Herriman (UT) Police Department wanted a custom paint job on the casket for a K-9 killed on duty.

Hondo was shot and killed during the attempted apprehension of a man by a fugitive task force in Salt Lake City earlier this month. The suspect was killed in a shootout with the task force officers.


Related: Utah K-9 Shot and Killed in Pursuit of Fugitive


RawTin artist Keith Eccles told 2News he was happy to paint the casket honoring Hondo. “I was all in, man. To me, dogs are sacred,” he said.

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