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K9 Miky – Saugerties, New York

Handler – Officer Jeremy Rushkoski Saugerties mourns police dog Miky, a 5-year-old German shepherd and Saugerties police dog, died this week after a brief illness. His handler, Officer Jeremy Rushkoski, began working with Miky in February 2014, trained with him beginning in July 2014 and served with him on the police force starting in December 2014. As of Friday, a …

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K9 Aron – Jackson, Tennessee

Died – 6/29/17 Handler – Officer Eston Williams Jackson police K-9 Aron dies after cancer diagnosis Jackson Police Department K-9 Aron died this week after he was recently diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. The police department confirmed Aron’s death Thursday, saying the 7-year-old German Shepherd would be “greatly missed.” Aron was born November 2009 in Solvenia, and started …

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K9 Reign – Chehalis, Washington

Died – 6/27/17 Handler – Officer Wayne Ayres Chehalis police K9 Reign dies during training The Chehalis Police Department is mourning K9 Reign, who died unexpectedly Tuesday night during routine training. He died due to an “unexpected medical event,” the department reports. Reign, a 5-year-old Belgain Malinois, joined the Chehalis Police Department in 2013 and was paired with Officer Wayne …

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K9 Zeus – North Haven, Connecticut

Died – 6/24/17 Handler – Officer James Brennan North Haven PD mourns loss of K9 officer The North Haven Police Department is mourning the loss of a K9 officer. Zeus, an 8-year-old German Shepard died from complications related to a cancerous tumor in his stomach. According to police, Zeus’s tumor ruptured and he had extensive internal bleeding. He was a …

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K9 Wazi – Cheektowaga, New York

Died – 6/23/17 Handler – Officer John Doskocz Cheektowaga Police K9 Wazi passes away The Cheektowaga Police Department announced Friday the unexpected passing of their K9 Wazi. Wazi passed away at 1:25 a.m. Friday after a brief illness. “He was diagnosed a few weeks ago with a tumor on his heart, and it was inoperable. We knew he was sick, …

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K9 Ziva – Coffeyville, Kansas

Died – 6/23/17 Handler – Officer Dusty Adams Sperry police escort fallen K9 The PD was asked to assist escorting a K9 that died from health complications. Ziva Adams from Coffeyville, KS was laid to rest after she passed away at the OSU Veterinary Hospital in Stillwater. The four year old German Shepherd had been with the Coffeyville Police Department …

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K9 Kaytu – Tulare County, California

Died 6/22/17 Tulare County Sheriff’s Department mourns loss of K-9 A police dog on the staff of the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department has died from a medical issue possibly related to the Valley’s run of 100-plus-degree days. K-9 Officer Kaytu suffered an intestinal blockage that may have been caused by the extreme heat, Sheriff Mike Boudreaux said. Kaytu was a …

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K9 Kar – Walnut Creek, California

Died 6/21/17 Handler – Sgt. Joe Donleavy Walnut Creek retired K-9 dies Retired Officer Kar, one of the Walnut Creek Police Department’s first K-9s, died Wednesday. Less than a month after introducing Izy, the Walnut Creek Police Department’s newest K-9, the force has announced the death of one of its four-legged officers. The department announced the news on Thursday. “It …

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K9 Niko – Poconos, Pennsylvania

Died – 6/21/17 Handler – Cpl. Matt Nero K9 Officer Mourned in the Poconos Police in the Poconos are mourning the loss of one of their K9 officers. Pocono Mountain Regional Police announced the death of K9 Niko. Niko died Wednesday after a search for narcotics. Officers said the dog had a terminal medical condition unrelated to the drug search. …

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K9 Rex – Hinds County, Mississippi

Died – 6/21/17 Handler – Lt. Darrell Thornton Hinds County narcotics K-9 “Rex” dies The Hinds County Sheriff’s department has lost a beloved member of their crime fighting team. Officials said “Rex”, a K-9 Narcotics Detection dog has passed away. Liberty Bank in Jackson teamed up with the Sheriff’s Office in 2012 to provide funds to purchase K-9 Deputy “Liberty” …

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