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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 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 Primo – East Hartford, Connecticut

Died 11/27/17 Handler – Officer Todd Mona Retired K9 Primo Passes CPWDA is sad to announce the passing of retired K9 Primo who passed away on 11/27/17 and was handled by Officer Todd Mona of the East Hartford Police Department. K9 Primo retired from service on 6/12/15. Officer Todd Mona and K9 Primo were the Winners of the prestigious Daniel …

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K9 Killian, Middletown, Connecticut

Died – 11/20/17 Handler – Officer Marc DelMauro Middletown Police Department mourns loss of K9 For the second time in a little more than two months, the Middletown Police Department is mourning the loss of a beloved K-9. On Monday, the department honored K-9 Killian who was euthanized after being diagnosed with cancer several months ago. Killian, an 8-year-old black …

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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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K9 Hunter – Middletown, Connecticut

Died 9/1/17 Handler – Officer Michael D’Aresta AGENCY SAYING GOODBYE TO K9 OFFICER An emotional photo of a Connecticut police department saying goodbye to a K9 officer is pulling on hearts across the country. Officer Michael D’Aresta’s K9 partner, Hunter, had been ill for the past several days. Officer Michael D’Aresta unfortunately had to make the toughest decision any K9 …

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K9 Hunter – Troop D, Connecticut

Died – 8/1/17 State Police mourn the passing of K9 Losing a furry best friend is never easy, and it’s harder when you work with them for 7 years and they do amazing work alongside you. State Police say that K9 Hunter who was assigned to Troop D, Trooper Poplawski back in 2007 has passed away. Hunter had retired in …

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K9 Pito – Vernon, Connecticut

Died – 7/16/17 Handler – Officer Danny Macaulay In July 2017, Retired Vernon K9 Officer “Pito” lost his short battle with cancer. K9 Pito served the Vernon Police Department from December 2006 until his retirement in March of 2014 due to health reasons. K9 Pito was partnered with Officer Dan Macaulay in 2009 after being partnered with a different officer …

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