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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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K9 Hunter – Escondido, California

Died 9/14/17 Handler – Officer Baeder K9 Hunter passed away Two retired police canines passed away last week after serving with the Escondido Police Department for several years. Hunter began his career as police K-9 in July 2006 with Escondido Police Officer Baeder, the department said. At one point, Hunter alerted police to 160 kilos of cocaine from inside a …

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K9 Joep – Corona, Calfornia

Died – 8/29/17 Handler – Sergeant Bryan Snow Corona Police Department Honor the Memory of Veteran K9 Joep Canine Joep, a Corona Police Department veteran K9 passed away at the age of fourteen last night. Joep had worked for the Corona Police Department from 2006 with handler Sergeant Bryan Snow, who was an officer at the time. Joep was the …

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K9 Axel – Sonoma County, California

Died 7/25/17 1st Handler – Deputy Adrian Mancilla 2nd Handler – Deputy Jerry Turney Sonoma County sheriff’s K-9, Axel, remembered as gentle, hardworking Axel, a longtime Sonoma County sheriff’s K-9, was euthanized Tuesday, the sheriff’s office reported following a nearly nine-year career with the department. The 13 year old Belgian Malinois worked with two Sonoma County deputies, and was trained …

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K9 Apollo – Roseville, California

Handler – Officer Scott Miszkewycz Roseville police K-9 dies unexpectedly The canine half of the longest-serving Roseville Police K-9 team has died. The Police Department is mourning the death of K-9 Apollo, 11, who died at his handler’s home over the weekend, according to a department Twitter post. Apollo began his service with the department 10 years ago, and his …

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K9 Kaytu – Tulare County, California

Died 6/22/17 Tulare County Sheriff’s Department mourns loss of K-9 A police dog on the staff of the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department has died from a medical issue possibly related to the Valley’s run of 100-plus-degree days. K-9 Officer Kaytu suffered an intestinal blockage that may have been caused by the extreme heat, Sheriff Mike Boudreaux said. Kaytu was a …

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