There was an outpouring of support for the idea on the internet. "Absolutely amazing!" one Facebook commenter wrote. "This is truly a giving man! Thank you Anderson Cooper! Our K-9 officers deserve the same respect as our human officers!"
And police all over were so warmed by the gesture, they didn't know what to say. "We are at a loss for words," the nearby Hampton Police wrote.
The man who shot Krijger was shot by police and taken into custody. He later died of his wounds.