SEATTLE -- A somber farewell ceremony was held Thursday for a dedicated public servant.
A memorial was held for Crema, a yellow lab who conducted explosives-detecting work for the U.S. Coast Guard in Seattle. Crema was part of the Super Bowl security team this year.
Crema underwent surgery to remove a growth on his spleen and had a bad reaction to the anesthesia.
After the ceremony Thursday, there was a procession to a fleet of boats. Other K-9 teams watched as Coast Guard crews spread the dog's ashes in the Puget Sound.