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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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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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