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K9 Luna – Bismarck, North Dakota

Died – 12/9/17 Handler – Lt. Chad Fetzer Bismarck Police mourn K-9 Bismarck Police are mourning the loss of a K-9. K-9 Luna had appeared ill earlier this month and became seriously ill on Thursday. That day, she underwent surgery that found a tumor and other concerns. Biopsy results were due within a week, but Luna, 7, died Saturday while …

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K9 Max – Lebanon, New Hampshire

Died – 12/11/17 Handler – Officer Jeremy Perkins Lebanon Police Department says goodbye to K9 Max, who has succumbed to cancer On Dec. 11, 2017, Lebanon Police Department K9 Max succumbed to cancer when he was euthanized after a long and courageous battle. K9 Max, a Belgian Malinois, joined the department in 2007 and was trained by his handler, Officer …

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K9 Edo – Charlotte County, Florida

Died 12/11/17 Charlotte County Sheriff’s missing K-9 found dead could have been hit by car The Charlotte County Sheriff’s office has announced that their missing K-9 was found dead on Monday morning. The North Port Police Department says a necropsy has been completed on Edo. The initial findings are that the internal injuries to Edo are consistent with being hit …

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K9 Oktane – South Euclid, Ohio

Died 12/6/17 Handler – Officer Dustin Smoot South Euclid police K9 passes away South Euclid police shared some heartbreaking news on Wednesday: K9 Oktane passed away at around 4 p.m. today. On Tuesday, Oktane’s handler, Officer Dustin Smoot, posted on the department’s Facebook page that the pup was diagnosed with cancer. A day later, Officer Smoot sadly reported that his …

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K9 Gus – University of Kentucky

Died – 12/6/17 Handler – Lt. McPherson Retired University of Kentucky Police K-9 Gus Passes Away The end-of-watch has been announced for a beloved member of the UK Police Department. K-9 Gus, the department’s first narcotic detection dog, passed away Wednesday. According to a post from the department, the four-legged hero enjoyed eating donuts and barking loudly. We offer our …

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K9 Czako – Alleghany, Virgina

Handler – Sgt. Chad Wickline Alleghany Sherriff’s Office remembers K9 A police dog is more than just a partner. “He’s with me. We work ten hour shifts, and he’s with me for ten hours,” says Sgt. Chad Wickline, of the Alleghany Sherriff’s Office. “And then when we go home, he’s still with me.” Because the dog and his handler form …

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K9 Gwen – Connecticut State Police

BELOVED MADISON POLICE DOG GWEN PASSES AWAY She wasn’t the chief and she didn’t drive a squad car, but recently retired police canine Gwen was a loved and respected member of the Madison Police force. After more than a decade of service as a highly successful police narcotics detection K-9, the department announced Gwen recently passed away. Gwen, a female …

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K9 Billy – Hillsboro, Oregon

Died 12/4/17 Handler – Officer Zaugg Hillsboro police dog killed in crash A police dog was killed in a crash in Hillsboro late Monday night. “It’s with great sadness that we share the loss of Hillsboro Police K9 Billy this morning,” representatives with the Hillsboro Police Department wrote. “K9 Billy and his handler, Officer Zaugg were involved in a traffic …

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K9 Fritz – Stonington, Connecticut

Died – 12/4/17 Handler – Officer Gregory Howard Fritz, Stonington’s first police dog, dies Fritz, the German shepherd who was part of the police department’s first K-9 team and retired in 2014, was euthanized Monday night. Fritz, 11, who was teamed up with now Detective Greg Howard, had been suffering from health issues and the decision was made to put …

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K9 Diezel – UMASS Amherst, Massachusetts

Died 12/4/17 Handler – Liana Varosky CPWDA is sad to announce the passing of Retired K9 Diezel who was handled by Officer Liana Varosky of the Amherst Police Department in Massachusetts. Officer’s Diezel served with Officer Varosky from 2008- 2014 and certified in patrol / narcotic. Officer Varosky and K9 Diezel were members of the CPWDA joining on 3/18/11 and …

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