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K9 Borris – Douglas County, Colorado

Died 5/31/17

K9 Borris has died

We are very sad to announce the passing of our old buddy, K-9 Borris. Borris served the citizens of Douglas County from 2005 – 2012 without fear or reservation. Borris’s battle with Cancer ended. With his handler, his partner, by his side, Borris crossed over the rainbow bridge and is now with all the other K9 hero’s we’ve lost over the years. Thank you for your service Borris, you will be greatly missed. Borris served as a member of the patrol division and the SWAT team and assisted the investigations and detentions divisions when requested. During the last year of his life, Borris fought cancer valiantly. Borris made our community safer and will always be a hero and live on in our hearts.

Submitted By Jim Cortina

James A. Cortina has been involved with police dogs since 1972 and currently on the Board of Directors for the Connecticut Police Work Dog Association Inc. Jim has been appointed as Treasurer since its inception in 1991. Jim is one of the charter members of the C.P.W.D.A. organization. Since 1975 he has been a certified professional dog trainer and received his Master Trainer Certification in 1985. During his career he has provided armed K-9 strike crowd control for security agencies in Connecticut and out of state security companies. In conjunction with other members of the Connecticut Police Work Dog Association Inc. Board of Directors, he helped to draft Connecticut Statute 53-247(e) "Intentional Injury or Killing of Police K-9" which was passed by the Senate in 1993 and also assisted in implementing the prestigious Daniel Wasson Memorial K-9 Award in 1992. In 1993 he helped coordinate the North American Police Work Dog Association Nationals in New London, Connecticut. He was appointed Training Director for the New London County Work Dog Association from 1985-1987. He performed decoy work for Connecticut Police Work Dog Association Inc. in police K-9 demonstrations, trained several local police department canines, and coordinated training workshops for out-of-state police departments. He participated in the United States Police K-9 Association Trials in Croton on Hudson, New York in 1985 as a decoy. He is an avid photographer and received photography awards in 1989, 1990, and 1991 and currently takes photographs for the Connecticut Police Work Dog Association Inc.