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K9 Sam – West Valley, Utah

1ST Handler – Officer S. Palmer 2ND Handler – Officer Dellinger 3RD Handler – Officer Gillespie West Valley City Police mourn death of K9 Officer Sam The West Valley City Police Department is mourning the loss of a fellow officer, K9 Sam. Officers said Sam started working with West Valley Police in 2009. He had three handlers; officers S. Palmer, …

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K9 Degen – Wood River, Illinois

Died – 10/18/17 Wood River K9 Officer with aggressive cancer to be laid to rest Wednesday The Wood River Police Department will be giving their final call to K9 Officer Degen Wednesday. The department said Degen, who served 8 years in East Alton and Wood River, was diagnosed with aggressive cancer and will be laid to rest. A police escort …

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K9 Aria – Potomac State College, West Virgina

1st Handler – Officer Rob Andrews 2nd Handler – Sgt. Mike Cannon PSC POLICE SAY GOODBYE TO ONE OF THEIR OWN After eight years of service to Potomac State College, Police Department K-9 Aria passed away. Since 2009, Aria had worked with two handlers: Officer Rob Andrews and Sgt. Mike Cannon. She was a very friendly dog that attracted a …

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K9 Gunther – Old Orchard Beach, Maine

Died – 10/16/17 Handler – Officer Christopher St. Pierre Cops, town officials mourn loss of decorated police dog It is with great sadness to announce K-9 Gunther was laid to rest last evening due to a sudden medical issue. K-9 police dog, who served in Old Orchard Beach for nearly 10 years, has died. Gunther the K-9 assisted in incidents …

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K9 Jax – Port Orange, Florida

Died – 10/15/17 Handler – Ofc. Richard Clark Port Orange K9 passes away after illness causes complications It is with deep sadness that the Port Orange Police Department announces the passing of one of our agency’s canines, Jax, after complications from an illness. Jax served the City of Port Orange and its residents, with his handler Ofc. Richard Clark, from …

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K9 Hades – Wellington, New Zealand

Died – 10/15/17 Handler – Senior Constable Sue Burridge Much-loved police dog Hades dies after battle with cancer Much loved Wellington Police dog Hades has died. Hades, who turned nine last week, was the elder statesman of Wellington Police District’s patrol dogs.Police said that Hades had worked closely with Senior Constable Sue Burridge as a high performing team for more …

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K9 Niko – Dickinson, North Dakota

Died 10/15/17 Handler – Officer Jayden Peters Dickinson, N.D., police department mourns loss of K-9 Niko The Dickinson Police Department is mourning the loss of K-9 officer Niko, a narcotics dog who passed away suddenly over the weekend. “It is with great sorrow that weannounce the untimely passing of one of our partners and friends. K-9 Niko passed away (Sunday, …

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K9 Teak – Vancouver, British Columbia

Died – 10/14/17 Handler – Sgt. Derrick Gibson Teak, Vancouver police dog hall-of-famer, passes away after cheating death twice Three-hundred suspects nailed, two brushes with death, and a hall of fame induction. These are just a few achievements that help to sum up the life of Teak, a retired Vancouver police dog who died on Saturday. Vancouver police announced Teak’s …

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K9 Nugget – Ottawa, Illinois

Handler – Officer Dave Hallowell Retired Ottawa K9 dies of natural causes The Ottawa Police Department lost an old partner and friend last week when retired bloodhound Nugget died of natural causes. Nugget came to the department when she was nine months old in 2004 and retired in 2012. She lived with her handler, Officer Dave Hallowell, and his family. …

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K9 Lily – Connecticut State Police

Died – 10/12/17 Police K9 gets final salute before being laid to rest Officers had a final salute for a state police K9 on Thursday. Lily served as a Connecticut State Police narcotics dog for nearly a decade and on Thursday her police family came together to say goodbye. Lily’s badge number 9011 and nine years of her life was …

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