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K9 Jax – Oxnard, California

Died – 1/17/18 Handler – Officer Daniel Casson Beloved Oxnard police K-9 dies from inoperable tumor A beloved member of the Oxnard Police Department suddenly passed away due to an inoperable tumor near his heart and lungs. K-9 Jax, a 5 1/2-year-old Belgian Malinois, began showing symptoms of an illness during regularly scheduled training on Jan. 17, according to Oxnard …

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K9 Cavik – San Francisco, California

Died – 1/4/18 Handler – Officer Matt Maciel SFPD Canine Officer Dies A San Francisco police canine named “Cavik” has died as a result of an illness, police said today. The K-9, a Belgian Malinois shepherd, passed away last Thursday.Cavik was born in the Netherlands in 2009 and joined San Francisco police in 2011 with training in patrol and explosive …

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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 Duke – South Lake Tahoe, California

Handler – Tony Broadfoot Died – 12/17/17 Retired South Lake Tahoe K9 Duke passes Retired South Lake Tahoe K9 Duke has passed away according to the South Lake Tahoe Police Canine Association. During his years of service he was responsible for the seizure of almost half a million dollars cash and countless narcotics detection arrests. He had numerous street suspect …

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K9 Stryker – Medesto, California

Died – 12/3/17 Handler – Officer Mark Ulrich Modesto police K-9 Stryker, instrumental in tracking down drugs, suspects, dies Stryker, a member of the Modesto Police Department’s K-9 unit who was responsible for hundreds of arrests and the discovery of several pounds of drugs, died on Sunday. The 11-year-old German shepherd, who retired in August 2016, suffered a “medical emergency” …

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K9 Peydro – Woodland, California

Died – 11/8/17 Handler – Officer Juan Barrera Injured in 2016 chase, retired Woodland K-9 Peydro dies Peydro, a retired Woodland police dog who was injured while chasing a suspect in May 2016, died unexpectedly Wednesday morning. The cause of death has not been determined, according to a Woodland Police Department news release. Peydro was with his handler, Officer Juan …

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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 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 Duke – El Cajon, California

An El Cajon Police dog who recently lost a battle with cancer is being called a hero. Duke was just four-years-old and members of the canine unit are hoping his death will lead to public support of canine officers. During his career, Duke participated in more than 50 arrests.

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K9 Utah – Escondido, California

Died – 9/15/17 Handler – Officer Banks K9 Utah Passes K9 Utah passed away on Sept. 15. He worked with Officer Banks since starting his career in June 2008. Police said Utah was a friendly dog and loved to nudge officers to pet him. He retired in Sept. 2013 and lived with Officer Banks until his death. Utah and Hunter …

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