French police have named the dog who died in the police terror raid in Saint-Denis today as Diesel. In a tweet, Police National said the Belgian shepherd dog, or Malinois, who was “killed by attackers”.

"Diesel, a seven-year-old Malinois, police dog for RAID [France's anti-terrorist police unit], was killed by terrorists in the ongoing operation," they wrote.

It is understood the dog was the first to be sent into the apartment where three terrorists were believed to be hiding out. It is the touching account of one brave dog who was with his owner on that day and killed while protecting his owner.

Tributes have come in across the world from people applauding Diesel, the dog's handler and police for their bravery.

There have been many accounts of the heroic loyalty of the dog. Many have been written down, others remain etched in the hearts of those who have loved the dog. These accounts have come from all over the world, from all walks of life and in every type of scenario possible. Dogs have many times been known to alert and wake their owner during a fire in the home. They have chased away attacks on their loved ones from both human and beast. Dogs have bravely walked the paths of danger with law enforcement officers and soldiers alike in the battlefields at home and abroad and many times have laid down their lives without a thought to their own safety.

Diesel's baby - Orphaned now

Responses to "Police Dog Named Diesel Dies Heroically In Raids Hunting For Paris Attackers"

  1. Anonymous says:

    God bless you Diesel, R.I.P.

  2. Anonymous says:

    You're a true Hero Diesel... R.I.P.

  3. We love Diesel!

  4. R.I.P., dear brave heroic Diesel.

  5. So sorry for your loss. RIP DIESEL!!!

  6. Anonymous says:

    RIP Diesel :'( May the Lord receive you in his kingdom <3

  7. Vera says:

    aww :(so sorry rip .brave boy ........

  8. R I P,,,,,The real DIESEL

  9. Unknown says:

    So sorry for the loss of your precious Diesel...May God be with you.

  10. He crossed over the Rainbo bridge. he and his partner will be reunited when he dies. the Pope did say pets go to heaven.

  11. VALE Diesel. Your courage will never be forgotten. From Montreal, Canada

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  13. Brave Diesel, Keeping his human safe! RIP Diesel...Sorry for your loss. From Anchorage, Alaska (USA)

  14. Anonymous says:

    R.I.P. Diesel xxx

  15. Anonymous says:

    RIP Deisel bless , you gave such loyalty and courage for your handeler/friend and those you protected , run free now deisal till you meet your handeler/friend and family again , be happy up there at such a sad time but you will be remembered always .

  16. Anonymous says:

    Such a brave dog, his owner will be proud but so sad. From Birmingham UK

  17. Unknown says:

    My heart goes out to you.

  18. RIP Deisel. Prayers to the owner and handler.

  19. i hope your handler gets revenge for your death it rips your heart out to think these cowards would get away with it RIP dear brave one

  20. RIP Diesel!

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  22. emmiesmom says:

    Thank you Diesel, you may not have signed up for this but you served your country well. I salute you, your handler and all of the unsung 4 legged heroes who gave their all without even knowing what they're giving to. Your tour is over, fly high soldier.

  23. Lonewolf says:

    Repose en paix merci pour ton sacrifice... maintenant tu es libre de courir dans les cieux


  25. Anonymous says:

    R.I.P Diesel we have your watch now

  26. Anonymous says:

    God bless him and rest in peace Diesel knowing that you did a great job! Prayers to his handler and fellow officers.

  27. Anonymous says:

    Such a beauty has been taken ,for such evil.

  28. Jerry Mossey says:

    Thank you for your service RIP be brave crossing the rainbow bridge

  29. Jacky says:

    Thank you for doing a good job!!! R.I.P. Diesel.

  30. Unknown says:

    RIP, Diesel. Prayers go out to your family and friends. Thank you for your services against terrorist cowards.

  31. Anonymous says:

    RIP, ami, victime de la folie des hommes.

  32. Isabelle says:

    Splendid dog, what a pity, I really felt disturbed whien I heard of the news. Dogs have this propension to let us express our humanity.. She was brave, she will most probably be heavily missed, but still stay beloved for ever. Rip Diesel.

  33. Brave dog, brave officers, cowardly killers.

  34. Pam in Phx USA says:

    I am so proud of Diesel, yet angry he was lost. The bravery of Diesel to do just as he was trained to do, knowing no fear. Rest Peacefully with all of the other brave police dogs around the world.

  35. Anonymous says:

    God bless you, Diesel. May you rest in peace and enjoy your new home in heaven!

  36. Anonymous says:

    Diesel will never be forgotten jamais

  37. Parker says:

    I'm sorry. Thank you.

  38. Unknown says:

    Que Dieu te bénisse, Diesel, avec tous tes courageux collègues humains. Comme on dit aux États-Unis, "good boy." Repose-toi en paix, loin de la violence de notre monde.

  39. this is so sad, such a beautiful and brave animal, you will always be remembered.

  40. lizajane says:

    RIP Diesel...your handler will see you again at the Rainbow Bridge.

  41. Unknown says:

    this is so sad, There should have been another way than to send him in that apartment alone. The people who sent him had to know they would kill him, I feel this way something that could have been avoided........... Rest at The Rainbowbridge sweet baby, No more d angerous missions for you just play and rest.......

  42. Anonymous says:

    RIP you beautiful dog. Thank you for your service; even though it took your life by cowards who don't give a ---- about life. Thank you for protecting your owner and the other officers who were with you. The Rainbow Bridge is waiting for you so you can be free, healthy and safe again. God bless you. xxxxxxxooooooo

  43. Varly says:

    RIP Diesel. Enjoy your time in the Rainbowlands.

  44. RIP Diesel you are the best of the bunch! May God take care of you now. Cowards were hiding.

  45. why did they send him in if they knew these cowards were hiding? Diesel would have been alive today.

  46. Sea como sea, amo a los animales.

  47. meshmoo says:

    what a faithful loyal dog who gave his life not only to protect his handler and make Paris safer for everyone. A true hero.

  48. Anonymous says:

    Man's best friend....loyalty unbridled. Thank you Diesel. RIP

  49. Unknown says:

    What a brave good dog that died to keep others free from Tierney. May Diesl Rest In Peace in doggie heaven.

  50. All gave some, some gave all. Godspeed, noble warrior ~ ~

  51. I am so proud of this dog! RIP diesel..i know you are with god now, and guiding us..

  52. These brave K-9's risk their lives every day. This amazing dog has given his total sacrifice to the world to rid it of terrorism Diesel is a hero in every sense of the word Condolences to his handler and the fine people of Paris on this great loss. Thank you Diesel

  53. Anonymous says:

    RIP Diesel - they got'em Diesel and you helped! God bless you

  54. Unknown says:

    RIP Diesel... You caught the bad guy.. My condolences to your daddy...

  55. My heart goes out to Diesel. This is so sad. Time to stop putting living being's lives on the line and start using armed drones in to access these dangerous situations. Send them in and then blow them away or arm them to explode when they find them.

  56. Unknown says:

    It was a suicide mission. It was obvious the filthy terrorists had explosives and such. They should have just leveled the place. Diesel died for no good reason at all.

  57. RIP Diesel. My heart goes out to you and all who knew and loved you. May you have a wonderful time in Heaven.

  58. bernadette says:

    condolances to your handler,you layed down your lifw for your handler, i know what its like to lose a pet a little bit of your heart went with him

  59. Anonymous says:

    ---As I am deeply saddened by the loss of human life, I am also saddened by the loss of Diesel. With a heavy heart I ponder the use of the word "humanity" which meaning is usually related to the good that humans do. I never lose sight of the fact that the evil perpetrated by humans is also "humanity". "Man's inhumanity to man" is an inane statement.
    I like dogs better.

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