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K9 Max – Paxton, Illinois

Died 2/12/18 Handler – Officer Chad Johnson When Max passed away on the afternoon of Monday, Feb. 12, Chad Johnson not only lost his best friend but also his longtime partner in crime-fighting. Johnson lived and worked “24/7” with Max, the Paxton Police Department’s first police dog. Since Max was acquired by the department in 2006 at only 19 or …

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K9 Dash – Illinois State Police

Died – 12/28/17 Handler – Trooper Nick Shoemaker K9 dies after five-year retirement Illinois State Police have announced the passing of a K9 officer. District 21 leaders say Dash died at 13 ½ years old. He served with state police from 2009 to 2012, working with Trooper Nick Shoemaker during that time. Dash spent five years in retirement before troopers …

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K9 Kid – Macon County, Illinois

K9 Kid – Macon County, Illinois Died – 12/14/17 Handler – Officer Alan Engdale A K9 officer that served in the Macon County Sheriff’s Office has died. Deputies say Explosive Detection K9 Deputy Kid passed away Thursday from a medical complication at the age of six. They say the dog had a pre-existing medical condition that contributed to his death, …

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K9 Degen – Wood River, Illinois

Died – 10/18/17 Wood River K9 Officer with aggressive cancer to be laid to rest Wednesday The Wood River Police Department will be giving their final call to K9 Officer Degen Wednesday. The department said Degen, who served 8 years in East Alton and Wood River, was diagnosed with aggressive cancer and will be laid to rest. A police escort …

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K9 Nugget – Ottawa, Illinois

Handler – Officer Dave Hallowell Retired Ottawa K9 dies of natural causes The Ottawa Police Department lost an old partner and friend last week when retired bloodhound Nugget died of natural causes. Nugget came to the department when she was nine months old in 2004 and retired in 2012. She lived with her handler, Officer Dave Hallowell, and his family. …

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K9 Boss – St. Clair, Illinois

Died – 7/10/17 Handler – Deputy Sean McPeak St. Clair Police Dog ‘Boss’ Dies The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office is mourning the loss of a four-legged colleague. BOSS was the K-9 companion of sheriff’s Deputy Sean McPeak. The Belleville News-Democrat reports the German Shepherd died Monday after a serious illness. A Facebook post announced the dog’s death, saying “He …

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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 Drago – Cook County, Illinois

Died – 6/14/17 Handler – Ofc Serratore K-9 dies in patrol car from heat exhaustion Cook County Forest Preserves K-9 died June 14 in a patrol car apparently from complications caused by heat exposure, officials said. The K-9, known as Drago, is believed to have been left unattended in the forest preserve police car while the officer processed an alleged …

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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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