86R26296 BK-D
  By: Wray H.R. No. 1382
         WHEREAS, The Waxahachie Police Department is mourning the
  loss of a dedicated and beloved member of its police dog unit, K-9
  officer Cross, who passed away on March 25, 2019, after seven years
  of service; and
         WHEREAS, A Belgian Malinois mix, Cross worked in the field
  alongside Corporal Chance Huckabee, who came to regard him as a
  member of his family; the pair's unbreakable bond carried them
  through 290 deployments, during which Cross achieved a reliability
  rate of more than 90 percent and assisted with numerous arrests and
  drug seizures; and
         WHEREAS, Dual-trained in both narcotics detection and
  apprehension, Cross showcased his skills by winning first place in
  the United States Police Canine Association Region 20 competition
  in 2016; he had the unique ability among police dogs to quickly
  adapt to any situation, and he was known to transition seamlessly
  from being a gentle canine ambassador for the department on visits
  to elementary schools to being a tenacious tracker on hunts for
  suspected criminals; having enjoyed a long career with the
  department, he was set to retire next year to live with Corporal
  Huckabee and his family; and
         WHEREAS, Although the death of this exemplary police dog has
  brought great sadness to many, Cross will forever be remembered for
  the courage and enthusiasm with which he performed his duties as
  well as for the special camaraderie he shared with his handler and
  colleagues; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 86th Texas
  Legislature hereby honor the service of K-9 officer Cross of the
  Waxahachie Police Department.