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K9 Ori – Antrim County, Michigan

Died – 11/17/17 Antrim County K9 killed in crash A newly hired Antrim County police dog was killed in a vehicle crash just a few weeks after his duties began. Ori, a 16-month-old German shepherd, was killed last Friday during a Kalkaska County training exercise. His handler was practicing off-lead obedience with the dog when Ori was struck by a …

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K9 Adam – Sanilac County, Michigan

Died – 10/21/17 Handler – Detective Sgt. Nathan Smith. Sanilac County police dog dies Adam served the Sanilac County Sheriff Department for eight years. He died Saturday. A German shepherd that served the Sanilac County Sheriff Department for eight years has died. “We are grateful for Adam’s dedicated service to Sanilac County and he will be sadly missed,” Sheriff Garry …

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K9 Bary – Washtenaw County, Michigan

Died – 8/17/17 Handler – Sgt. Steve Armstrong Retired Washtenaw County police dog dies after nine years of service A retired Washtenaw County Sheriff service dog died Thursday, Aug, 17 after nearly a decade of service to the county. Bary, a German shepherd, worked with now-retired Sgt. Steve Armstrong for nine years as a general police dog and helped police …

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K9 Regin – Kalkaska, Michigan

Handler – Lt. Glenn Artress Retired Kalkaska Police K9 passes away A retired Kalkaska Police K9 has passed away. K9 Regin died just shy of his 12th birthday. Regin’s handler, Lt. Glenn Artress, says Regin’s body unfortunately could not keep up with his sound mind he still had. “It was amazing how he knew when that phone call came in …

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MWD Cena – US Marines – Muskegon, Michigan

Died 7/26/17 Handler – Lance Cpl. Jeffrey DeYoung Community turns out for U.S. Marine veteran dog’s last ride More than 100 people, 30 Jeeps and about 35 American flags gathered in honor of a four-legged Marine veteran on Wednesday, July 26. The event at the USS LST 393 Museum was a final send off for Cena, a 10-year-old black lab …

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K9 Kilo – Saginaw, Michigan

Died – 3/5/17 Handler – Detective Jeff Wenzell Retired Saginaw police dog Kilo remembered as energetic companion The bond between a police dog and his handler is something few understand, something more than the relationship between owner and pet. The pair lives together, hits the beat together and trusts one another in dangerous situations. It’s that 24/7 relationship, said Jodi …

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K9 Hondo – St. Clair Shores, Michigan

Died 7/11/16 Handler – . Officer Chris Periatt K-9 remembered as great officer, wonderful dog With soulful tunes from bagpipes and all the pomp and circumstance befitting his rank, the St. Clair Shores Police Department said goodbye to K-9 Hondo at Blossom Heath Park. Hondo, a German shepherd, began his service in St. Clair Shores on April 7, 2008, and …

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K9 Nicko – Ingham County, Michigan

Died – 6/9/16 Handler – Deputy Chad Doyle Ingham County Sheriff K9 officer Nicko dies after surgery The Ingham County Sheriff’s department has announced that one of their K9 officer dogs, NICKO , has died after complications from surgery. Lt. Gene Wriggelsworth made the announcement on Friday, June 10, 2016. He said that NICKO passed away on June 9, after …

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K9 Goliath – Van Buren County, Michigan

Died – 1/10/16 Handler – Sergeant Tony Evans Van Buren County police dog loses battle with cancer A Van Buren County Sheriff’s police dog is being mourned after losing a battle with cancer. He had been diagnosed with cancer just two weeks before, according to the department.Goliath, who had been on the force for 10 years, died last weekend. Goliath …

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K9 Reggie – Morrice, Michigan

Died 12/23/15 Handler – Police Chief Matt Balsley Morrice police dog dies after being struck by vehicle Village officials are mourning the loss of the Morrice Police Department K-9 officer, which died along with a second dog about 6 p.m. Dec. 23 after apparently being struck with a vehicle.Reggie, a 2-year-old Dutch shepherd, apparently escaped from his yard and was …

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