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K9 Jax – Sunnyvale, California

Died – 10/31/17 Handler – Officer Stephen Eckford Police dog dies from stabbing, suspect killed in officer involved shooting A 25-year-old man fatally shot by a Sunnyvale public safety lieutenant after he allegedly stabbed his girlfriend on Tuesday afternoon has been identified by the department as Jesus Birelas-Contreras. Officers had responded at about 1 p.m. to a reported stabbing in …

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K9 Dan – Randolph County, North Carolina

Died – 10/12/17 Handler – Deputy Randall Purvis K9 Dan Passes The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office lost one of its officers last week. Dan, a bloodhound with the K-9 Unit, died after a large tumor was found in his abdomen. He was just 4 years old. Dep. Randall Purvis was his handler for nearly three years and he talked about …

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K9 Neo – Apopka, Florida

Handler – Officer Paul Rehn Retired Apopka Police Department K-9 Neo passed this week after a long life of service to the community, the police department announced in a Friday, October 27, press release. Neo, an energetic and dedicated Belgian Malinois, joined the force as a 16-month-old pup in 2004. He spent a 10-year career with Apopka police Officer Paul …

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K9 Rhino – Orange County, California

Handler – Deputy Jason Ivins Orange County sheriff’s K-9 Rhino, once a star on the force, passes away Rhino, a 10-year-old Dutch shepherd who served with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, suddenly died this week. Rhino had been retired eight months when he suffered breathing problems and died Wednesday, Oct. 25, said Jaimee Blashaw, a sheriff’s spokeswoman. For six years, …

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K9 Coral – Wichita Falls, Texas

Died – 10/26/17 Handler – Officer Jim Osorio It is with deep regret I must announce the death of K9 Coral. On October 26, 2017, Coral, a 10-year-old German Shepherd K-9 was lost to complications from a medical condition she had fought for over 4 months. Coral was a dual-purpose K-9 who joined her handler and partner Jim Osorio at …

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K9 Hannah – Millville, New Jersey

Died – 10/26/17 Handler – Officer John Butschky Millville police report off-duty death of K-9 Hannah A Chesapeake Bay retriever used as a bomb-detecting dog here for almost nine years died last Thursday after a short medical condition, police Chief Jody Farabella announced on Monday.K-9 Hannah was 12 years old and had started with the department in December 2008. She …

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K9 Falco – Brewster, New York

Died – 10/25/17 Handler – Officer Paul Italiano BREWSTER POLICE DEPARTMENT’S CANINE “FALCO” PASSES For those who have been following the status of K-9 Falco, In October of 2016 Falco was diagnosed with Lymphoma (Cancer of his Lymph nodes). In May of 2017 afte…r eight months of chemo treatments, his tumors were non detectable and he was in full remission. …

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K9 Darro – Brownsburg, Indiana

Died – 10/25/17 Handler – Officer David Shedrow Brownsburg police K9 dies after being hit by car Brownsburg police are mourning the death of one of their K9s. K9 Darro was struck by a vehicle Wednesday night in Brownsburg at 56th Street and Northfield East Drive. Police say the K9 was last seen in his secured enclosure in the back …

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K9 Kyle – Nottinghamshire, England

Died – 10/25/17 Handler – PC Paul Burns Notts Police dog unexpectedly dies from complicated illness after what was thought to be successful surgery A Nottinghamshire Police dog has unexpectedly died after having what was thought to be successful surgery after being taken seriously ill. PD Kyle died on Wednesday (October 25) and was surrounded by his family at home …

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K9 Diesel – Hiram, Georgia

Died – 10/24/17 Handler – Sergeant Keith Bowels Police department mourns death of beloved K-9 The Hiram Police Department is mourning the death of one of its canine cops. K-9 Diesel passed away today at the age of 10. He began working with the department in 2009 and served until 2013. He retired along with his handler, Sergeant Keith Bowels. …

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