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K9 Aldo – Unified Police Department, Utah

Died 4/27/16 Handler – Officer Lovato Unified Police K-9 Shot And Killed In Line Of Duty A Unified Police K-9 has been shot and killed in the line of duty. Aldo, a veteran police dog which had been on the Unified Police force for four years, was being used to a clear a house at 4303 South 730 East while …

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K9 Niko – Hemet, California

4/26/16 Handler – Officer Patrick Long Retired K-9 Niko dies Niko, who served on the Hemet Police Department K-9 unit from 2009-2014, died early Tuesday, April 26. Niko died at the home of Patrick Long, a retired Hemet police officer who was his handler. Long and Niko were awarded “Top Dog” at the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department K-9 trials in …

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K9 Dibo – Hamilton County, Indiana

Died 4/25/16 Handler – Sgt. Dustin Dixon Remembering Hamilton County K-9 Deputy Dibo A Hamilton County K-9 sheriff deputy had a big impact on the community, and mainly, on the man he aimed to please. Hamilton County Sgt. Dustin Dixon is trying to move on. “It was a good run with him,” Sgt. Dixon said. As he went sifting through …

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K9 Archie – Bloomington, Illinois

Died 4/25/16 Bloomington Police Lose K9 to Cancer The Bloomington Police Department is mourning the passing of its K9 Archie. The department posted on its Facebook page that 10 year old Archie was diagnosed with cancer last week and died today. He was a Belgian Malinois, born in Belgium, and started working with a partner in 2008. Bloomington Police say …

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K9 Jasper – New London, Connecticut

Died 4/24/16 Handler – Officer Todd Lynch Connecticut Police Work Dog Association is sorry to announce that K9 Jasper, K9 partner of Officer Todd Lynch with the New London Police Department, passed away on 4/24/16 and was still working at the age of 11. Officer Todd Lynch has been a Lifetime member and has been a member of the CPWDA …

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K9 Dayko – Ecuador

Dayko, a dog that worked for the Ibara fire service, spent several days searching for survivors after the magnitude-7.8 earthquake, The Telegraph reports. The fire service’s Facebook page said the resilient pup collapsed on Friday and died from a “massive coronary myocardial infarction and acute respiratory failure.” The firefighters added, “This four legged friend gave his life in the line …

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K9 Dozer – Middleton, Massachusetts

Died 4/22/16 Handler – Sgt. Steve Tsoukalas Passing of K9 Dozer K9 Dozer has passed away of the Essex County Sheriff’s Department in Middleton Mass. Sgt. Steve Tsoukalas and K9 Dozer we’re partners from 2008-2016. Dozer provide officer safety inside the jail and on the streets. He won multiple awards mostly through USPCA and placing and ranking at the USPCA …

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K9 Niko – Louisiana State Police

Died 4/22/16 Handler – Senior Trooper Jason Romain State Police mourn death of veteran K-9 Niko Louisiana State Police lost a partner Friday (April 22) afternoon when LSP K-9 Niko died after being diagnosed with terminal cancer a week ago according to State Police. Authorities said Niko spent her last days at home with her handler and his family “who …

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K9 Luther – Mount Vernon, Washington

Died – April, 2016 Handler – Officer Zach Wright Retired Mount Vernon police dog Luther dies Mount Vernon Police Department is mourning the loss of one of its beloved officers. Luther, a police dog who retired from service with the department in January 2015, died this week, Mount Vernon Police Chief Jerry Dodd said in a news release. “(Luther) was …

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K9 Gazza – Porirua, New Zealand

Died – 4/21/16 Handler – Constable Josh Robertson K9’s Legacy that was shot and killed will live on Tributes for fallen police dog, Gazza, have flooded in on social media. Hundreds have expressed shock at the incident and their sympathies for the 4-year-old German Shepard’s family. Gazza was fatally shot today during an armed standoff in Porirua. His handler was …

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