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K9 Szalto – Erlanger, Florida

K9 Szalto – Erlanger, Florida Handler – Officer Dave Lillich Erlanger K-9 cop remembered as hero Partner. Friend. Hero. That’s how Dave Lillich remembers K-9 officer Szalto. Szalto, 11, died late May, after a stroke. He served in the Erlanger Police Department’s K-9 Unit for about five years before his retirement in July 2013. At work, Lillich was his handler, …

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K9 Dragon – Westbrook, Maine

Died 5/31/16 Handler – Officer Steve Crocker Westbrook Police mourn loss of beloved retired K-9 The Westbrook Police Department is mourning the loss of one of their beloved K-9s. Dragon, a retired Westbrook K-9, passed away on Memorial Day. Dragon began his career as a police dog in 2003, when he was just 8-months-old. He and his handler, retired Westbrook …

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K9 Sony – Fresno County, California

Died – 5/31/16 Handler – K-9 Sony Dies K-9 Sony Dies The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office lost a 9-year-old, K-9 name Sony after the dog suddenly became sick and passed away Tuesday. A sad day for the Fresno County Sheriffs Office as well as the community. The sheriff’s office issued a final call saying, “Sony thank you for your loyalty, …

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K9 Axel – Findlay, Pennsylvania

Died 5/27/16 Handler – Officer Neil Cridge Findlay loses long-serving K-9 Officer Axel Officer Neil Cridge and members of the Findlay Police Department are mourning the loss of one of their own. The department’s K-9 officer Axel died May 27 after a brief bout with health-related issues. The German Shepherd-Belgian Malinois mix — one of the first police dogs in …

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K9 Seger – Mount Gilead, Ohio

Died 5/31/16 Handler – Sgt. Cronenwett Mount Gilead Police Department K-9’s final ride scheduled as cancer returns The Mount Gilead K-9 officer Seger is scheduled to take his final ride with the police department tonight, after the canine lymphoma the dog has been battling has returned. Seger, part of the K-9 police duo with Sgt. Tom Cronenwett, has been limited …

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K9 Andre – Elwood, Indiana

Handler – Officer Chris Lowell Elwood K9 officer dies after 10 years of service A K9 officer with the Elwood Police Department has died after 10 years of service. K9 Andre spent the last four years protecting the Elwood community with his partner Officer Chris Lovell on the evening shift. The department asks that everyone keep Officer Lovell, the Elwood …

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K9 Fritz – Reedsburg, Wisconsin

Died – 5/29/16 Handler – Sgt. Andy Foesch Retired Reedsburg police K9 dies A retired K9 from the Reedsburg Police Department has passed away.Fritz, 13, died on the afternoon of May 29 after a short illness. He was with his partner, Sgt. Andy Foesch. Fritz had a noteworthy legacy in law enforcement, according to a Reedsburg Police Department news release. …

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K9 Titan – Brooksville, Florida

Handler – Officer Chris Stockton Brooksville Police Department remembers K-9 Titan Brooksville police are remembering a K-9 who served the department for more than four years. Titan, a German Shephard, conducted hundreds of searches leading to arrests for crack cocaine, marijuana, and methamphetamine. Titan’s handler Officer Chris Stockton says he was shocked to discover an aggressive cancer took Titan in …

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K9 Kash – Steuben County, Indiana

Died 5/26/16 Handler – Corporal Brad Kline Police dog, Kash, dies The canine hero in a 2012 injury accident has died. Steuben County Sheriff Tim R. Troyer said “Kash” died Thursday of complications from a long-term injury that took him out of service about a year year ago. The 7-year-old Czech shepherd was assigned to Corporal Brad Kline. Kash served …

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K9 Malo – Macon County, Illinois

Died – 5/26/16 Handler – Deputy Timothy Houk K9 Malo Passes K9 Malo, a five-and-a-half-year-old Belgian Malinois, passed away on May 26, 2016 from natural causes. Malo served for the Macon County Sheriff’s Office for three-and-a-half years alongside Deputy Timothy Houk. Malo’s service record includes the seizure of 6,221 grams of cocaine, 594 grams of heroin, 1,789 ecstasy pills, 89,709 …

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