A French police dog named "Diesel" was killed during police raids in the Paris suburb of Saint-Denis, France, early Wednesday morning, according to French police.
It was sometime during the seven-hour standoff with suspected terrorists that police discovered their fallen comrade.
Police announced Diesel's death in two posts on Twitter:
The tweet with the picture of Diesel commended "assault and explosives search dogs" as "indispensable in the missions of the operators of the raid," according to a translation by USA Today.
Following the news of Diesel's death, the hashtag #JeSuisChien quickly circulated on Twitter in honor of the pup, as many people shared their condolences for the dog's death. ("Je Suis Chien" translates to "I am a dog" in English.)
Diesel was a 7-year-old Belgian Shepard, according to French police. Diesel did not sacrifice his life in vein however, as the raid proved to be successful in killing two terrorists and capturing another seven.
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