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K9 Aries – the St. Charles, Illinois

Died – 6/18/17 Handler – Officer Nic Anson St. Charles Police K-9 Aries dies after 8 years of service A beloved furry member of the St. Charles Police Department died on Sunday, according to a news release from the City of St. Charles. Aries, a 10-year-old police K-9, had served with the department for eight years and with his designated …

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K9 Layka – Arlington Heights, Illinois

Died – 4/22/17 Handler – Officer Kevin Sullivan Arlington Heights police mourn loss of K-9 Layka Arrlington Heights police are mourning the loss of one of their own this week after the recent death of the department’s longtime police K-9 Layka. The 13-year-old Belgian Malinois who joined the department in 2007 as its first police K-9, was euthanized Saturday after …

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K9 Eddie – Alsip, Illinois

Died – 3/7/17 Handler – Officer Chad Rezny Alsip Police Department’s K9 Eddie Crosses the Rainbow Bridge Four days after he tracked down a would-be armed robber, the Alsip Police Department said goodbye to K-9 Officer Eddie. Alsip police said Eddie was instrumental in tracking down an armed man after he robbed a gas station last Saturday night. The police …

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K9 Chico – Calumet, Illinois

Died 2/25/17 Handler – Officer Oliva CALUMET CITY POLICE DOG DIES FROM CANCER A dog that worked for the Calumet City Police Department died on Saturday at the age of eleven. K9 Chico, a Belgian-Malinois, passed away from cancer after working for Calumet City Police for almost seven years. Chico worked with Officer Oliva. The memorial services will be held …

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K9 Marco – Sterling, Illinois

Died 1/28/17 Handler – Officer Pat Bartel Canine cop dies less than a month after leaving the force Police dog’s retirement was all too brief Like a lot of old men, Marco was not enjoying retirement. When his partner and now owner, Officer Pat Bartel, would leave for work, the Belgian Malinois did not like the fact that he could …

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K9 Bob – Chicago, Illinois

Died – 12/7/16 Handler – Officer Michael Walter Chicago PD Say Goodbye To Retired CTA Canine ‘Bob’ Wednesday marked a a sad day for the Chicago Police canine handlers. One of their own canine partners had to be euthanized. The black lab’s name was Bob. A girl – Bob, named when she was getting trained in Texas. She was only …

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K9 Lando – Winthrop Harbor, Illinois

Died – 11/3/16 Handler – Officer Bill Bogdala Winthrop Harbor police dog Lando dies The Winthrop Harbor Police Department’s announcement that its young police dog, Lando, collapsed and died during training Thursday drew immediate reaction on social media and showed how much the community cared for the canine. There were crying emojis and messages on the department’s Facebook page: “RIP …

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K9 Brinx – Woodstock, Illinois

Died – 10/12/16 Handler – Sgt. Ray Lanz Woodstock’s first police dog Brinx dies Brinx, Woodstock’s first police dog, died Wednesday at age 11, the police department announced Thursday. The K-9 officer began with the department in 2006 and retired in 2013. He went on to live with his handler, Sgt. Ray Lanz, until his passing. “Sgt. Lanz and Brinx …

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K9 Nautic – Rantoul, Illinois

Died – 10/2/16 Handler – Officer Kyle Donovan Rantoul Police mourn loss of K9 Nautic The Rantoul Police Department is mourning the loss of one of their own today. K9 Nautic was laid to rest Sunday, October 2, after fighting an ongoing illness, according to Rantoul Police. The police canine began his service with Rantoul Police on September 10, 2007. …

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K9 Maxx – Wauconda, Illinois

Died – 9.9/29/16 Handler – Sgt. John S. Combs Jr. Retired Wauconda police dog dies An award-winning former Wauconda police dog has died, according to the Wauconda Animal Hospital’s Facebook page. On Friday, the hospital posted, “We are very sad to say that today Wauconda lost one of it’s finest. RIP K-9 Officer Maxx. Our thoughts are with Sgt. Combs …

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