Hero Dogs Honored with Medal of Courage

Five hero dogs were honored on Wednesday with medals for their military and law enforcement service.

The American Humane Lois Pope K-9 Medal of Courage was presented to five K9s in Washington, D.C., during an awards ceremony that saw members of Congress, media, hill staff, a Marine general, and others come together to show respect for the life-saving work dogs do around the world. The dogs at the ceremony served in the United States Army, Marines, and even the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). They’ve saved lives by uncovering bombs in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as explosives, drugs, and other contraband at America’s airports and even providing security for top American officials.