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K9 Nero – Gloucester Township, New Jersey

Died 12/31/17 Handler – Sgt. James Clark Retired Gloucester Township K9 Passed On New Year’s Eve Retired Gloucester Township K9 Nero passed away on New Year’s Eve, the Gloucester Township Police Department announced on Friday. Nero was a narcotics and patrol canine who served alongside his partner and handler Sgt. James Clark from 2008 through 2016. He retired when Clark …

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K9 Radar – Elk Grove, California

Died 12/30/17 Elk Grove Police Department’s First Employee Passes Away The first law enforcement employee for the Elk Grove Police Department has died. The department announced the death of Radar, a retired narcotics K9. Radar joined the department in 2004 and is regarded as the department’s first law enforcement employee on the payroll for the new department. Radar retired in …

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K9 Biz – Dickinson County, Kansas

Died 12/29/17 Sheriff’s dog killed by vehicle Dickinson County Sheriff K-9 dog Biz was struck and killed in a hit-and-run crash Friday morning. Abilene Police Assistant Chief Jason Wilkins said at about 10:30 a.m. the department’s community service officer responded to a call of a deceased canine in the roadway at Third and Washington streets. Shortly after the officer’s arrival, …

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K9 Dash – Illinois State Police

Died – 12/28/17 Handler – Trooper Nick Shoemaker K9 dies after five-year retirement Illinois State Police have announced the passing of a K9 officer. District 21 leaders say Dash died at 13 ½ years old. He served with state police from 2009 to 2012, working with Trooper Nick Shoemaker during that time. Dash spent five years in retirement before troopers …

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K9 Diesel – Peru, Indiana

Died – 12/28/17 Handler – Lt. Sam Finnegan Peru police mourn passing of retired K9 Diesel served with Lt. Sam Finnegan for 8 years fighting crime The Peru Police Department is mourning the loss of its longest-serving K9 officer, who passed away at around 4 p.m. Thursday. Diesel served with Lt. Sam Finnegan from 2006 to 2014, where he was …

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K9 Junior – Pataskala, Ohio

Handler – Officer Morton Pataskala PD mourning loss of K-9 Officer Junior Junior and Morton previously worked for the Licking County Sheriff’s Office, Pataskala Police Chief Bruce Brooks said. Morton retired, but joined the Pataskala department part time about five years ago. “Junior still had a lot of life left in him, and well, so did Randy. He didn’t want …

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K9 Rony – Plymouth County, Massachusetts

Died – 12/27/17 Handler – Deputy Sheriff James Creed Officer Who Ended Deadly Taunton Rampage Loses K-9 The law enforcement community is mourning the loss of Rony, the police dog of Plymouth County Deputy Sheriff James Creed, who heroically ended a Taunton rampage in 2016. “RIP K-9 Rony, you served the community well. We are sorry for your loss Lt. …

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K9 Nuke – Monroe, Washington

Died – 12/27/17 Handler – Officer Jason Southard Monroe police K9 passes away Monroe Police K-9, Ebby Calvin “Nuke” Laloosh passed away Wednesday. Nuke suffered from an incurable intestinal disorder. He passed away with his handler, Officer Jason Southard, by his side. “Over the last three and a half years, it has been an honor to work with my loyal …

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K9 Titan – Martinsburg, West Virginia

Died – 12/24/17 Handler – Pfc. Ryan Fritz Martinsburg police K-9, Titan, dies after brief battle with cancer The Martinsburg Police Department said goodbye to its K-9, Titan, on Christmas Eve, about two weeks after discovering he had cancer, possibly lymphoma. Titan’s handler, Pfc. Ryan Fritz, made the decision to euthanize the dog Sunday, according to a police department news …

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K9 Koda – Brockton, Massachusetts

Died – 12/23/17 Handler – Officer Darvin Anderson Brockton police K9 dies after emergency surgery Koda, K-9 partner of Brockton Police Department Officer Darvin Anderson, died early this morning during emergency surgery. Koda, 7 1/2 yrs old, served and protected Brockton residents for the past 6 yrs. Koda is credited with seizing over 30 guns during his career. Our condolences …

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