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Foster puppies in Salisbury (Photo: WBOC) Foster puppies in Salisbury (Photo: WBOC)

WICOMICO COUNTY, Md.- A litter of 10 puppies in Wicomico County are being raised by a foster family and named after police officers who have died recently in the line of duty.

Tracy McMenamy and her husband are fostering the pups for Operation Paws for Homes.  The little fur balls made made their way to the Eastern Shore from Virginia.  And it was important for Tracy and her husband for each one of the puppies to have a meaningful name.

"We like to have theme names for all of our puppies and due to recent events, my husband and I, who is a police officer, decided that it would be a great idea and a tribute and an honor to name these puppies after police officers who have died in the line of duty," McMenamy said.

The saddest part of the story is that there are not enough puppies to go around.

"Unfortunately, there were more officers than there were puppies," McMenamy said. "We names five of them after local police officers in and around the Baltimore and Virginia area," McMenamy said Wednesday.

Those five puppies were named after Officers Noah Leotta, Ashley Guindon, Jacai Colson, Patrick Dailey, and Mark Logsdon.  McMenamy and her husband have already heard from the families of three of those officers who are interested in adopting the puppy named after their fallen hero.

"It's touching.  I'm trying not to choke up right now because when we had named the puppies, we had no thought in mind that it was going to come to this," McMenamy said.  "It was just something that was near and dear to us and putting the two things together made sense."

To learn more about adopting the puppies, you can visit the link above, or the organizations Facebook page as well.

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