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K9 Aren – Port Authority of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

Died 1/31/16 Handler – Officer Brian O’Malley Person Shot, K9 Officer Stabbed & Killed Authorities in western Pennsylvania say a police K-9 was stabbed to death and a suspect shot during a foot pursuit on a transit busway. Spokesman Jim Ritchie of the Port Authority of Allegheny County said the pursuit began Sunday afternoon at a transit station in Wilkinsburg …

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K9 Falco – Habersham County, Georgia

Died 1/29/16 Handler – Cpl. Johnathan Thomas Memorial service set for fallen Habersham K9 Officer Falco The Habersham County Sheriff’s Office has announced arrangements for K9 Falco, who died Friday, Jan. 29 in a fire at his handler’s home. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, at The Torch Worship Center, 800 Cannon Bridge Road, Demorest. A procession …

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K9 Betcha – Danby, Vermont

Died 1/29/16 K9 Betcha struck and killed by handlers cruiser K9 Betcha was accidentally struck and killed by his handler’s cruiser in Danby, Vermont. His handler was moving the patrol car forward when Betcha ran in front of it and was struck. Betcha had served with the Rutland County Sheriff’s Office for one year.

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K9 Turner – Angels Camp, California

Died – 1/28/16 Handler – Sgt. Todd Fordahl Retired Angels Camp police dog Turner dies Turner, a retired service dog with the Angels Camp Police Department, had to be euthanized on Jan. 28, the department reported Thursday. Turner served from 2005 to 2010 and was the first narcotics detection K-9 in the history of the department. His handler was Sgt. …

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K9 Zeus – MWD

Died – 1/26/16 MWD Zeus (L634) of Marine Corps Base Hawaii K-9 was lost 26 January 2016 due to medical issues. Zeus was 9 1/2 years old and served The Marine Corps faithfully. Zeus was due to retire and over the last year enjoyed a lot of time in his two favorite places, in the truck and on the couch. …

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K9 Lazer – Johnson County, Iowa

Died – 1/25/16 Handler – Deputy Chris Langenberg Retired Johnson County K9 Put to Sleep A former K9 with the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office was put down Monday morning. An acute medical condition required Lazer to be put to sleep. Lazer, a Belgian Malinois, joined the department in 2003 and was active until retiring last May. “Lazer and his partner, …

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K9 Kobus – Omaha, Nebraska

Died 1/22/16 Handler – Officer Matt McKinney Standoff ends, man in custody, police dog killed A standoff that began Friday night ended more than 24 hours later with the man who had barricaded himself inside his home taken into custody. He faces several felony charges, including shooting and killing a police K-9. The 59-year-old man, identified as Mark LaRue, surrendered …

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K9 Baks – Randolph County, North Carolina

Died – 1/21/16 Handler – Master Police Officer Terry Jones Sheriff’s office bids farewell to K-9 Baks The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office is sad to report that one of their canine officers, K-9 Baks, has passed away.K-9 Baks was diagnosed with cancer several weeks ago and his condition was inoperable. On Thursday, the difficult decision was made to puts Baks …

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K9 Saber – Wright County, Minnesota

Died – 1/21/16 Wright County K-9 Saber dies suddenly, one week before retirement Minnesota law enforcement agencies are mourning the sudden loss of a K-9 just one week before his scheduled retirement. Saber, a K-9 with the Wright County sheriff’s office, collapsed while working with his handler Thursday night and was rushed to the vet. The diagnosis was internal bleeding …

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K9 Orry – Oak Forrest, Illinois

Died – 1/21/16 Handler – Officer Jason Vodnik Retired K9 Cop Crosses the Rainbow Bridge Retired police dog Orry died 1/21/16. Orry served with the Oak Forrest Police Department for six years before retiring. Orry’s handler was Jason Vodnik.

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