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K9 Keylo – Bath, Maine

Died – 12/29/16 Handler – Cpl. Michelle Small Retired K9 for Bath Police passes away Dozens of law enforcement officers from around the state gathered Thursday in Bath as part of a procession to honor longtime police dog Keylo, who died that morning at the home of her owner and former partner. “She died at home in my arms,” Bath …

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K9 Beau – Porterdale, Georgia

Died – 12/28/16 Handler – Police Chief Jason Cripps Porterdale mourns the loss of K9 Beau The City of Porterdale is in mourning after the loss of Porterdale Police K9 Beau Wednesday. Porterdale Police Chief Jason Cripps could think of countless memories he had shared with his K9 partner in their years working and living together. Beau came to the …

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K9 Rex – Columbus, Indiana

Died – 12/26/15 Handler – Officer Chad Lehman Columbus police K9 dies following eight years of service A retired K9 from the Columbus Police Department died Monday after eight years of service. Police said K9 Rex was born in 2006 and was joined with his partner, Officer Chad Lehman, in April 2008. From July of that year, the pair made …

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K9 Utos – Marion, Wisconsin

Died – 12/23/16 Handler – Officer Eric Krause Marion police dog dies after heart failure On Sunday Dec 11 Utos was called out to assist in a track of an attempted murder and kidnapping suspect that had fled on foot from police. K9 Utos assisted in tracking the suspect for several miles across fields woods and yards. During the track …

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K9 Rambo – Pryor, Oklahoma

Died – 12/20/16 Handler – Deputy Jeff Mitchell Farewell, Rambo Faithful police dog Rambo said his final farewell surrounded by his brothers in blue. It was blistering cold Tuesday morning but uniformed responders representing Mayes County Sheriff’s Office, Pryor Police Department, Pryor Fire Department and MESTA stood un-moving as Deputy Jeff Mitchell arrived at Pryor Veterinary Hospital with Rambo, finishing …

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K9 Jarca – Lafayette, Indiana

Died 12/20/16 Handler – Officer Ryan French Lafayette police mourn death of longtime K9 officer Lafayette police are mourning the death of a longtime K9 officer. Retired police K-9 Jarca passed away on Tuesday at the age of 13. She served with Officer Ryan French as a member of the LPD from September 2006 until her retirement in 2014. Jarca …

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K9 Jordan – Newport News, Virginia

Died – 12/19/16 Handler – Officer Ruhlen Newport News Police mourn the passing of beloved K-9 The Newport News Police Department is mourning the loss of a retired K-9 who served the department for 11 years. K-9 Jordan passed away Monday morning at the age of 13 in the arms of her handler, Master Police Officer Ruhlen. The full bred …

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K9 Rex – California Highway Patrol

Died – 12/19/16 Handler – Officer Mike Blaine Rest In Peace K-9 Rex California Highway Patrol K9 Rex passed on 12/19/16. Rex was 13.5 years old. He was imported from Holland and was a KNPV Champion. Rex started his career in Redding and was re-teamed a short while later to Inland Division (San Bernardino) with Officer Mike Blaine. Mike and …

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K9 Koa – Seymour, Connecticut

Died – 12/19/16 Handler – officer Ian McPherson Police dog remembered as selfless, legendary German shepherd While serving on the Seymour Police Department, K9 Koa could be a criminal’s worst nightmare. But for his handler, former officer Ian McPherson, the German shepherd was his work partner and best friend. After Koa’s retirement in 2010, the dog remained a part of …

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K9 Rachel – Chicago, Illinois

Died – 12/18/16 Handler – Officer Charles Kocanda Radio dispatcher makes last call to honor police dog Rachel A dispatcher on the Chicago Police Department radio channel used to request K-9 units held the air Sunday morning and asked everyone to stand by. “All units stand by, Citywide 1,” she said. “7323 canine Rachel.”When her handler, Officer Charles Kocanda, heard …

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