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K9 Cinder – Winnipeg, Canada

‘She will be sadly missed’: First Winnipeg police female service dog dies Cinder had been living with her handler and his family since she retired from the force in the spring of 2013. The Winnipeg police have bid a sad farewell to their first female service dog. Cinder, who was born into the Winnipeg police’s canine breeding program in 2001, …

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K9 Winchester – SEPTA Transit Police, Pennsylvania

Died 9/26/17 Retired SEPTA Transit Police K9 passes away Retired SEPTA Transit Police K9 Winchester passed away on Tuesday, the department tweeted. K9 Winchester served alongside rookie K9 Jase. The department tweeted, “It is with my heavy heart to inform you all that retired K9 Winchester has crossed the rainbow bridge today. Rest easy big guy.”

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K9 Gator – University of Florida

Died – 9/25/17 Handler – Lt. Matt Davis Retired UF police K9 ‘Gator’ passes away A retired K9 with the University of Florida Police Department has passed away. “Gator” served with UFPD from June 2007 until his retirement in April 2016. After his retirement he remained with his handler, Lt. Matt Davis, and his family. “Our fearless, handsome, stubborn, peanut …

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K9 Dino – Green Township, Ohio

Died – 9/25/17 Handler – Officer Tony Leidenbor K-9 ‘Dino’ dies trying to catch kidnapping suspects, toddler safe A Green Township police dog died during a search for three men believed to have abducted a toddler, officers said. Green Township police Chief Jim Vetter said the department is mourning the loss of their brother in blue. The 7-year-old Belgian Malinois/shepherd …

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K9 Duke – El Cajon, California

An El Cajon Police dog who recently lost a battle with cancer is being called a hero. Duke was just four-years-old and members of the canine unit are hoping his death will lead to public support of canine officers. During his career, Duke participated in more than 50 arrests.

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K9 Torro – Waco, Texas

Police dog that survived kidney failure euthanized Torro, a Waco Police Department service dog that survived acute kidney failure in 2011 and helped capture two suspects on his first day back on the job has been euthanized because of ongoing health problems. Torro worked for three more years after battling back from kidney failure with the help of a number …

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K9 Apollo – Greater Sudbury, Canada

Handler – Constable Greg Major Farewell Apollo: Sudbury Police bid farewell to one of its finest Greater Sudbury Police Service bid farewell this week to one of its own. It wasn’t a human officer who passed away, though. The service said goodbye to Apollo, an eight-year veteran of the GSPS canine unit. “With the heaviest of hearts and overwhelming sorrow, …

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K9 Wilson – Essex, England

Handler – PC Tony Mayo PC Tony Mayo loses police dog Wilson to cancer A renowned crime-fighting dog has lost his fight with cancer, just weeks after retiring from Essex Police. Police dog Wilson was famous within the force for his ability to track down criminals, and was also loved by the public after featuring several times in the Echo. …

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K9 Utah – Escondido, California

Died – 9/15/17 Handler – Officer Banks K9 Utah Passes K9 Utah passed away on Sept. 15. He worked with Officer Banks since starting his career in June 2008. Police said Utah was a friendly dog and loved to nudge officers to pet him. He retired in Sept. 2013 and lived with Officer Banks until his death. Utah and Hunter …

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K9 Hunter – Escondido, California

Died 9/14/17 Handler – Officer Baeder K9 Hunter passed away Two retired police canines passed away last week after serving with the Escondido Police Department for several years. Hunter began his career as police K-9 in July 2006 with Escondido Police Officer Baeder, the department said. At one point, Hunter alerted police to 160 kilos of cocaine from inside a …

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