Home | 2016 | August

Monthly Archives: August 2016

K9 Lara – Ore Valley – Arizona

Died 8/31/16 Handler – Officer Marvin Oro Valley police mourn the passing of K9 officer The Oro Valley Police Department is reporting the passing of explosive detection K9 Lara, an 8-year-old Belgium Malinois. According to OVPD she was sick and was receiving treatment, Lara passed away on Wednesday morning with her handler by her side. Lara began her service with …

Read More »

K9 Iireland – MWD

Bomb-sniffing military dog that served in Iraq to get 21-gun salute Camp Nelson National Cemetery will mark a first when it holds a public memorial service Saturday for a military working dog who served two tours in Iraq, sniffing out explosive devices. Iireland, a female Belgian Malinois who died in August, will receive full military honors, including a 21-gun salute …

Read More »

K9 Gino – Denton, Texas

Handler – Officer Russ Weier Police K-9 can’t be replaced soon The Denton Police Department has been without its beloved canine Gino for roughly a month. The 8-year-old Belgian Malinois unexpectedly died last month, and the department doesn’t know if it can devote the resources for another dog anytime soon, police Lt. Chris Summitt said. “We certainly didn’t budget to …

Read More »

K9 Blue – Williamstown, Massachusetts

Handler – Officer Mike Ziemba. Williamstown Police Department, Massachusetts It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Blue, who recently passed peacefully in her sleep. Blue was our first K9 officer, joining the department as a pup in 2004 and spending 10 years on patrol with her partner, Mike Ziemba. Blue retired in 2014 and …

Read More »

K9 Vaki – Riverhead, New York

Handler – officer Jack Doscinski One of Riverhead’s bravest K-9 dogs, Vaki, dies at age 8 Riverhead Police Department K-9 dog Vaki, who assisted the East End Drug Task Force with recovering large amounts of narcotics and money, has died. He was 8. Vaki serve the department for seven years and worked with K-9 officer Jack Doscinski. The dog is …

Read More »

K9 Hawk – Clinton, Iowa

Died 8/29/16 Handler – Bill Hall Beloved Clinton Police K-9 Hawk succumbs to cancer Clinton, Iowa lost its most experienced and well-known search and rescue dog. On Monday, August 29, 2016, K9 Hawk, a German Shepherd died. K9 Hawk spent 13 years serving the communities in and around Clinton County. Hawk was a member of the Emergency K-9 Operations, Inc. …

Read More »

K9 Cobus – Purcell, Oklahoma

Died – 8/29/16 Purcell Police Department mourning death of K-9 officer The Purcell Police Department is mourning the loss of a K-9 officer who died Monday. Police said the dog, Cobus, was dedicated to the Police Department, and showed love to fellow officers. Police said: “Last night our trusted friend, fellow officer and beloved partner left us. Love and prayers …

Read More »

K9 Zeus – Indio, California

Died – 8/27/16 Handler – Officer Austin Studer Indio Police K9 Passes Away Indio police K9 Zeus passes away Indio Police are mourning the loss of a fallen k9 police service dog Zeus. Indio police say that Zeus died on Saturday from an aggressive form of cancer. Zeus had worked alongside his handler, Officer Austin Studer, since September of 2012, …

Read More »

K9 Zuul – Sarasota County, Florida

Died 8/25/16 Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office reports the passing of K9 Deputy Zuul The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office has reported the passing K9 Deputy Zuul. The German Shepherd passed away in the comfort of his home yesterday morning, Aug. 25, surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was the devoted partner to Deputy Chris Indico throughout his SCSO career. …

Read More »

K9 Rossko – St. George, Utah

Died – 8/24/16 Handler – Officer Watson St. George Police Mourn Loss of K9 Officer St. George police are mourning the death of one of their K9 officers. “Rossko” died Wednesday night from complications of Gastric dilatiation-volvulus, commonly known as “Bloat”. That’s when the stomach twists and damages the internal organs of a dog. Officers say Rossko made a big …

Read More »