Not long after his death, the group decided to honor the dog with one last act of heroism.
Sarkar had met a dog on death row at a rural shelter in Georgia. The dog, a German shepherd was injured, possibly from a snake bite, and scheduled for euthanasia.
"We don't have a lot of funds especially for an injured dog, especially with nowhere to go," Sarkar explains. "It wasn't a dog we could take."
About 20 minutes after leaving the dog, Sarkar and Ariane McClure, a board member at Releash Atlanta, had a change of heart. They decided to honor the fallen police dog by rescuing this dog, who seemed to have so little hope.
"We have to go back and get that dog," she recalls saying. "Let's do this!"