Statue of the Arson Dog.

Statue of the Arson Dog

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Washington, DC

Officially named the National Fire Dog Monument, but these dogs don't rescue people. They're funded by insurance companies to sniff around for arson, and are handled by law enforcement agents. "Ashes to Answers," reads the statue's plaque, stressing that the role of Fire Dogs is to "search for evidence to reflect the truth" and "reduce the negative impact of arson in their communities."

Unveiled in 2013, the statue was sculpted by Austin Weishel, a volunteer fireman from Colorado (He hopes one day to add a fireplug with water pouring into a dish for passing dogs). The black lab who modeled for the statue is K-9 agent Sadie, the 2011 Arson Dog of the Year.

Statue of the Arson Dog

500 5th St. NW, Washington, DC
Downtown. On the southwest corner of 5th St. NW and F St. NW, in front of fire department Engine Company 2.
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