PHOTOS: See Widow & K-9's Moving Tribute to Cop Killed in Crash
A Pennsylvania photographer found a picture-perfect way to honor a police officer tragically killed in a drunken driving crash.
Christy Boyd this week posted a moving photo series to pay tribute to Ligonier Township Police Department Lt. Eric Eslary, who was killed in May by a drunken driver who had crossed into the wrong lane. The driver has yet to be legally charged in the officer’s death.
Boyd’s photo series features Eslary’s widow, Mary Beth Taylor-Eslary, and his loyal K-9 partner, Blek, who refused to leave Eslary’s side following the fatal crash.
Boyd, whose stepson died in a 2008 car crash, recently came across a photo session of a police widow and her three children, prompting the idea to work with Taylor-Eslary on a similar photo shoot. Taylor-Eslary then suggested including Blek, who is almost fully recovered from injuries sustained in the car crash.
“We met on Sunday, took the photos between the rain drops, and the rest is all history,” Boyd said in an email to Fox News.
Boyd said she never thought the photo shoot would get this much attention, but says she’s happy that people all over the world will now remember Eslary.
Blek will stay with Taylor-Eslary when he officially retires.
See the poignant photo series below.