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K9 Rico – West Lafayette, Indiana

Died 7/26/17 Handler – Sergeant Michael Brewer West Lafayette police announce passing of K9 partner ‘Rico’ The West Lafayette Police Department has a heavy heart following the sudden passing of their former K9 partner, “Rico.” The dog unexpectedly had to be euthanized on Wednesday due to a medical condition. The department’s sympathy goes our to his handler, Sergeant Michael Brewer, …

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K9 Mojo – DeKalb, Indiana

Died – 7/6/17 Handler – Officer Courtney Fuller Police K9 dies of heat stroke left in squad car An Indiana sheriff’s department K9 died of apparent heat stroke Thursday after his handler failed to remove him from the back of his squad car. According to a release from DeKalb County Sheriff Don Lauer, DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department School Resource Officer …

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K9 Tommy – Lafayette, Indiana

Died 7/6/17 Handler – Officer Ron Dombkowski Longtime Lafayette K9 officer passes away The Lafayette Police Department is mourning the death of longtime K9 officer Tommy. Tommy served the department’s canine unit alongside Officer Ron Dombkowski from 2008 to 2017, and he was a faithful partner and companion. During his time on the LPD, Tommy was deployed over 800 times, …

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K9 Charon – Shirley, Indiana

Died 5/7/17 Handler – Brian Pryor Shirley department says goodbye to K9 officer 5/9/17 Indiana The Shirley Police Department is mourning the lose of its long-serving police dog, which died Sunday after a battle with cancer. K9 officer Charon had served Shirley residents since 2010 and was a fixture in the little town. Police Chief Brian Pryor was forced to …

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K9 Jovi – Tippecanoe, Indiana

Died – 3/16/17 1ST Handler – Deputy Andrew Heath 2nd Handler – Deputy Randy Martin Deputy mourns the passing of his K-9 partner Jovi, a 13-year-old retired police dog, woke up Thursday and stumbled around the house, struggling to keep up with buddy and partner, Tippecanoe County sheriff’s Deputy Randy Martin. When Martin let him outside, Jovi kept falling. Sadly, …

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K9 Oz – St. Joseph County, Indiana

Died – 1/5/17 Handler – Corporal Neil Hoover St. Joseph County police K9 passes away The St. Joseph County Police Department is mourning the loss of one of its K9’s. K9 Oz and his partner, Corporal Neil Hoover were together since 2009. They say Oz was diagnosed with an inoperable tumor and had to be euthanized Thursday. Oz was set …

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K9 Rex – Columbus, Indiana

Died – 12/26/15 Handler – Officer Chad Lehman Columbus police K9 dies following eight years of service A retired K9 from the Columbus Police Department died Monday after eight years of service. Police said K9 Rex was born in 2006 and was joined with his partner, Officer Chad Lehman, in April 2008. From July of that year, the pair made …

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K9 Jarca – Lafayette, Indiana

Died 12/20/16 Handler – Officer Ryan French Lafayette police mourn death of longtime K9 officer Lafayette police are mourning the death of a longtime K9 officer. Retired police K-9 Jarca passed away on Tuesday at the age of 13. She served with Officer Ryan French as a member of the LPD from September 2006 until her retirement in 2014. Jarca …

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K9 Rachel – Chicago, Illinois

Died – 12/18/16 Handler – Officer Charles Kocanda Radio dispatcher makes last call to honor police dog Rachel A dispatcher on the Chicago Police Department radio channel used to request K-9 units held the air Sunday morning and asked everyone to stand by. “All units stand by, Citywide 1,” she said. “7323 canine Rachel.”When her handler, Officer Charles Kocanda, heard …

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K9 Shadow – Terre Haute, Indiana

Died 11/25/16 Handler – Officer Brent Long K9 Shadow passes away after battle with health complications Sad news in the law enforcement community and for the city of Terre Haute. This as K9 Officer Shadow has passed away at the age of 10. Terre Haute Police Chief John Plasse confirmed the news on Saturday. He says K-9 Shadow was put …

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