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K9 Pluto – Wausau, Wisconsin

Died – 12/30/15 Handler – Officer Mark Jaeger Wausau police dog Pluto dies A retired Wausau police dog has died. K-9 Officer Mark Jaeger. Police say the Belgian Malinois named Pluto died December 30. The 13-year-old dog started working for the Wausau Police Department in 2005 and retired one year ago. “Pluto was a great partner at work and a …

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K9 Rex – Martin County, North Carolina

Died – 12/29/15 Martin County K9 passes away The Martin County Sheriff’s Department announced the passing of K9 Rex on Tuesday. Rex, a Belgian Malinois who was born in Holland in 2003, was 12. According to a press release from the Martin County Sheriff’s Office, Rex began his law enforcement duties shortly after birth, undergoing intense training to prepare him …

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K9 Duke – Mayfield Heights, Ohio

Died – 12/29/15 Handler – Sgt. Tony Mele Beloved Mayfield Heights Police Department K-9 passes away Mayfield Heights police said its beloved K-9 has passed away. Police say he faithfully served the department for 8 years– from 2006-2014– along with his partner, Sgt. Tony Mele. “Duke not only helped us fight crime but he was also the goodwill ambassador for …

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K9 Zero, Camden, New Jersey

Died – 12/29/15 Handler – Lt. Zsakhiem James Beloved Camden County Police Department K9 Passes Away A beloved Camden County Police Department K9 has died. Officer Zero, the veteran K-9 officer who was Camden’s oldest police dog, passed away Monday night at his home, authorities said. He was 12, Camden County spokesman Dan Keashen said, and died of natural causes. …

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K9 Boris – New Haven, Connecticut

Died 12/29/15 Handler – Officer Steve Silk CPWDA is sad to announce the passing of Steve Silk’s partner, K9 Boris of the New Haven Police Department. Steve and Boris were lifetime members, joining the CPWDA on 4/3/10.

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K9 Ruger – Bristol, Tennessee

Died 12/29/15 Handler – Officer Chesney Griffin Bristol, Tenn. police K-9 dies A Bristol Tennessee Police Department K-9 officer recently died of cancer. K-9 Ruger died on Dec. 29 after becoming sick the week of Christmas. A preliminary autopsy at the University of Tennessee revealed K-9 Ruger had cancer in his organs, the statement said. Bristol, Tenn. K-9 Officer Chesney …

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K9 Riddik – Salina, Kansas

Died 12/28/15 Handler – Officer Jeff Vaughan Salina K-9 Officer Dies Law enforcement authorities in Saline County are mourning the loss of K-9 officer Riddik. Riddik was a fantastic partner for Officer Jeff Vaughan. Riddik apprehended many suspects in his career and was the recipient of several awards. K-9 Officer Riddik served the citizens of Salina for over nine years.

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K9 Dag – Palo Alto, California

Died 12/27/15 Handler – Officer Carlos De Santiago Palo Alto Police K-9 Passes: Goodbye, Dag They say dogs are a man’s best friend. For a police officer, a K-9 dog is much more than a good friend. A good K-9 can save an officer’s life. Palo Alto Police today announced Dag, the department’s K-9 dog, passed away in December due …

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K9 Chico – Lewiston, Maine

Died 12/25/15 Handler – Corporal Kevin Cramp Lewiston Police K-9 dog dies unexpectedly The Lewiston Police Department lost one of their own. The department said they lost their K-9 dog Chico to an unexpected passing. The department posted on their page, “It is with deep regret that we announce the unexpected passing of Lewiston Police K-9 Chico. Chico suffered a …

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K9 Fina – Rochester, New Hampshire

Died 12/25/15 1st Handler – Officer Vinton Wallace 2nd Handler – Officer Keith MacKenzie Retired K-9 Fina passes away Christmas morning The Rochester Police Department announced Monday the passing of retired police K-9 Fina, who served the department for nine years. She passed away early on Christmas morning due to a sudden illness, according to a press release. Fina, a …

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