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K9 Rex – Habersham County, Georgia

Died – October 2015 Handler – Lieutenant Jeff Sosebee K-9 memorialized for work with sheriff’s office Rex’s paw on Jeff Sosebee’s shoulder could brighten any day going in to work. “Some say he’s just a dog, but all these people looked in his eyes and saw something different. It’s hard to explain, this animal,” said Sosebee, who served as Rex’s …

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K9 Kain – Angels Camp, California

Died – 10/30/15 Handler – Sgt. Steve Poortinga Angels Police Morn Passing of Police Service Dog, Kain It was with great sadness that the Angels Camp Police Department shares with the public the passing of police K-9, Kain. Kain was suffering from complications related to an internal infection that was affecting his internal organs. This condition came on suddenly and …

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K9 Mako – Rapid City, South Dakota

Died – 10/29/15 Handler – Officer Jason LaHaie K9 Mako laid to rest Mako is a former working dog. He was a narcotics and patrol dog with the Rapid City Police Department from 2004 until 2011. He was escorted to Mountain View Animal Hospital today and was laid to rest. Those who knew Mako have many memories of him during …

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K9 Zando – Blackman-Leoni Township, Michigan

Died – 10/27/15 Handler – Officer Chris Jacobson After ten years, hundreds of arrests, police dog Zando dies of cancer During his first day as a police dog, Zando found 789 packets of heroin for the Blackman-Leoni Township public safety department. In March 2010, a priest blessed his nose. That night, he tracked down a woman through rain, sleet and …

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K9 Gino – Tukwila, Washington

Died – Oct. 2015 Handler – detective Jamie Sturgill Tukwila police officer shares painful loss of partner to help other K-9s A local police department is mourning the loss of one of their own, K-9 Officer Gino. Gino was featured on Q13 FOX in 2009 after a robbery suspect stabbed him in the neck. Washington’s Most Wanted awarded him WMW’s …

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K9 Keno – Westport, Indiana

Died 10/26/15 Handler- Marshal Joe Talkington Late Westport K-9 remembered Watchful protector. Dedicated community servant. Fearless partner and friend. Keno, a Westport Town Marshals K-9, was all of those things – and so much more – to his handlers and the community he served. When Keno died unexpectedly in late October, he left behind a legacy of high quality police …

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K9 Seltic – Culpepper, Virginia

Died – 10/25/15 Handler – Officer Holly Hill Retired Culpeper Police dog Seltic dies at age 14 A crime-fighting, drug-sniffing Culpeper Police Department K-9 recently passed on to the dog park in the sky. French-born “Seltic,” a beautiful, sand-colored Belgian Malinois, died in retirement Oct. 25 on his longtime handler’s Orange County farm at the age of 14. Culpeper Police …

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K9 Xero – Toowoomba, Australia

Died – 10/25/15 Handler – Senior Constable Chad McLeod Police force farewells ‘partner, defender, friend’ He was made famous after stopping an unwary offender that broke into his handler’s home and now has the thoughts and well wishes of the entire police force. Retired Toowoomba Police Dog Xero died unexpectedly last night after serving seven years on the force alongside …

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K9 Boscoe – Prince George County, Maryland

Died – 10/24/15 Handler – Sgt. Nick Cicale Retired Prince George’s Co. K9 “Boscoe” dies A retired Prince George’s Co. K9 died on Saturday. Boscoe was a loyal partner of Sgt. Nick Cicale of the Prince George’s County Special Operations Division. The team served the community from 2003 to 2011. Boscoe and Sgt. Cicale completed 275 drug searches and recovered …

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