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K9 Zeus – North Haven, Connecticut

Died – 6/24/17 Handler – Officer James Brennan North Haven PD mourns loss of K9 officer The North Haven Police Department is mourning the loss of a K9 officer. Zeus, an 8-year-old German Shepard died from complications related to a cancerous tumor in his stomach. According to police, Zeus’s tumor ruptured and he had extensive internal bleeding. He was a …

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K9 Jager – Shelton, Connecticut

Died – 6/13/17 Handler – Detective Christopher Nugent Retired Shelton police dog dies Police dog Jager came to the department in 2008 partially through a donation from People’s United Bank. Jager was paired with Detective Christopher Nugent. Jager assisted several local, state and federal agencies during his career and approximately 75 successful tracks, police said in a release. The police …

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K9 Reign – West Hartford, Connecticut

Died- 5/24/17 Handler – Detective Rosario Savastra CPWDA is again sad to announce the passing of another CPWDA K9. Detective Rosario Savastra’s K9 partner Reign of the West Hartford Police Department was euthanized at 6:00 p.m. today at the age of 14.5 years old. K9 Reign was from Czechoslovakia and an IPO Level 3 certified German shepherd. Savastra and K9 …

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K9 Iko – Windsor, Connecticut

Died – 5/22/17 Handler – Officer Steve Vesco It is with a heavy heart that CPWDA announces that Officer Steve Vesco’s K9 partner Iko of the Windsor Police Department was euthanized at approximately 10:30 a.m. today at the age of 9. Recently on February 14, just two days before retirement, Vesco let Iko let out of the car to stretch …

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K9 Grizzly – Darien, Connecticut

Died – 5/1/17 Handler – Officer Leslie Siva Recently retired Darien Police K-9 Grizzly loses battle with bone cancer Recently retired Darien Police K-9 Grizzly, a three and a half year old chocolate Lab, died on Monday, after his bone cancer took an aggressive turn, according to Superior K-9 Services, who had taken him back in after retirement. According to …

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K9 St. Michael – Newtown, Connecticut

Died 4/16/17 Handler – Ofc. Felicia Figol CPWDA is sad to announce the passing of Officer Felicia Figol’s K9 partner St Michael with the Newtown Police Department, who passed away Sunday from a rare form of cancer who was diagnosed in the beginning of April. Officer St Michael was trained in narcotic detection, suspect tracking and apprehension. Figol joined the …

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K9 Axel – East Hartford, Connecticut

It is with a heavy heart and great sorrow that Officer John Zalalick’s retired K9 Axel had to euthanize today. He was taken to the vet due to a distended stomach and came to find out through X-Rays, that he was suffering from multiple tumors on his kidney and liver, something ruptured and he was bleeding internally. No operation could …

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K9 Ranger – Rocky Hill, Connecticut

Died – 2/15/17 Handler – Sgt. Joseph Phelps It is with great sadness to inform all of you that on 02/15/17 @ approx. 0500 hrs. retired K-9 Ranger had a sudden deterioration in his health. Sgt. Joseph Phelps brought Ranger to the Animal Hospital of Rocky Hill to be evaluated for his sudden health change. Sgt. Phelps had to make …

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K9 Koa – Seymour, Connecticut

Died – 12/19/16 Handler – officer Ian McPherson Police dog remembered as selfless, legendary German shepherd While serving on the Seymour Police Department, K9 Koa could be a criminal’s worst nightmare. But for his handler, former officer Ian McPherson, the German shepherd was his work partner and best friend. After Koa’s retirement in 2010, the dog remained a part of …

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K9 Zeus – Old Saybrook, Connecticut

Died – 12/16/16 Handler – Officer Brian Ziolkovski CPWDA is sad to announce the passing of K9 Zeus who was handled by Officer Brian Ziolkovski of the Old Saybrook Police Department. Officer’s saluted Zeus on his way to be put down, then a sad good bye was given to K9 Zeus surrounded by his family members. K9 Zeus was put …

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