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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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K9 Henry – Shelby, Michigan

Died – 12/6/15 Handler – Officer Kevin Treworgy Former K-9, Henry, passes away Six months after retiring in April, former Shelby Township Police Department K-9 dog Henry succumbed to an aggressive infection Dec. 6 at age 11. Since November 2005, Henry lived and worked with his handler, patrolman Kevin Treworgy. The duo went on hundreds of raids, sniffed out the …

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K9 Macky – Melvindale, Michigan

Died 11/22/15 Handler – Lt. John Allen Retired Melvindale police dog laid to rest after battling bone cancer After a nine-year career of serving the community and sniffing out trouble with the help of his human partner and friend Lt. John Allen, Melvindale has lost its recently retired K9 officer. Mackey, after fighting a battle with bone cancer, was laid …

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K9 Zando – Blackman-Leoni Township, Michigan

Died – 10/27/15 Handler – Officer Chris Jacobson After ten years, hundreds of arrests, police dog Zando dies of cancer During his first day as a police dog, Zando found 789 packets of heroin for the Blackman-Leoni Township public safety department. In March 2010, a priest blessed his nose. That night, he tracked down a woman through rain, sleet and …

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K9 Pavo – Santa Monica, California

10/8/15 Handler – Officer George Mendez Santa Monica Police Department K-9, Pavo Dies The Santa Monica Police Department is mourning the loss of police K-9 Pavo who died on Thursday, October 8. The canine was a seven year veteran of the force. Pavo passed away after suffering complications from a medical condition. He was a cross-trained, Belgian Malinois from the …

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K9 Rookie 2 – Saginaw, Michigan

Died – 8/20/15 Handler – Joaquin Guerrero Storied police dog put down at 13 Joaquin Guerrero is having a day no one wants to experience. “He woke up that day, yesterday, there’s no way he could move,” Guerrero said. The former Saginaw police offer had to put down his 13-year-old best friend and partner, a German shepherd named Rookie Two. …

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