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K9 Blitz – Austin, Texas

Handler – Officer Darrin Lahr Austin police K9 dies from aggressive form of cancer K9 Blitz, who entered service with the Austin Police Department in 2008, has died from an aggressive form of cancer. Blitz’s partner, Officer Darrin Lahr and his family, have laid Blitz to rest. The patrol K9 was previously diagnosed with Multifocal Large Cell Lymph sarcoma. For …

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K9 Elko – Newport News , Virginia

Died 3/28/17 Handler – Officer Roland Stucken Newport police dog Elko, 9, dies after health problems The Newport Beach Police Department is mourning the loss of a retired officer – and one of the community’s best friends. Elko, a 9-year-old Belgian Malinois police dog, died this week after struggling with “ongoing health issues” that hindered his quality of life, said …

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K9 Cheko – El Paso, Colorado

Died – 3/27/17 1st Handler – Deputy Narkoli 2nd Handler – Deputy Yarbrough El Paso County Sheriff’s Office mourns retired K9’s death The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office reported the death of retired K9 deputy Cheko Tuesday. Cheko joined the department in 2007 and served with Deputy Narkoli and Deputy Yarbrough until he retired in 2012. “We are sad to …

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K9 Axel – East Hartford, Connecticut

It is with a heavy heart and great sorrow that Officer John Zalalick’s retired K9 Axel had to euthanize today. He was taken to the vet due to a distended stomach and came to find out through X-Rays, that he was suffering from multiple tumors on his kidney and liver, something ruptured and he was bleeding internally. No operation could …

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K9 Rico – Alaska State Police

Died – 3/26/17 Handler – Trooper Christopher Havens Alaska State Police Dog Fatally Shot Alaska State Troopers have released the names of the officers and the K9 involved in the March 26 fatal shooting of a 36-year-old Wasilla man near mile 45.5 of the Parks Highway. According to an online dispatch posted Wednesday, the troopers were identified as Christopher Havens, …

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K9 Nero – Adairsville, Georgia

Died – 3/25/17 Handler – Cpl. Damon Cadle Adairsville Police Dog Dies After Being Hit By A Vehicle The Adairsville police dog who went missing last week only to be found later has died after being struck by a vehicle in Polk County. Nero, a six-year-old Dutch Shepherd who weighed 65 pounds, succumbed to his injuries at 3 p.m. on …

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K9 Rocky – Ludlow, Massachusetts

Died – 3/23/17 Handler – Ofc. Michael Whitney CPWDA is sad to announce the passing of Officer Michael Whitney’s K9 partner Rocky who was euthanized because of liver cancer. Officer Whitney and K9 Rocky were members of the CPWDA since 6/20/13. The CPWDA sends prayers to the Whitney family, Ludlow Police Department and friends.

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K9 Roscoe – Crowley, Louisiana

Died – 3/22/17 Handler – Officer Tate Thibodeaux Crowley Police K9 Roscoe Murdered Crowley Police K9 Roscoe was murdered along with two other people. oscoe’s handler, Crowley Police Officer Tate Thibodeaux, was shot in the same incident on Wednesday night, March 22, 2017. According to KATC, the incident began at a residence on Josey Street about 10:30 PM when Crowley …

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K9 Ray – Las Cruces, New Mexico

Died 3/21/17 Handler – Sergeant Ryan Beck Public memorial for NMSU K-9 set for April 22 A public memorial service for a New Mexico State University police K-9 who died last week will take place next month at the Doña Ana Community College East Mesa Campus. Ray, a 5-year-old Belgian Malinois who joined the NMSU Police Department in 2012, died …

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