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K9 Boomer – Atlantic City, New Jersey

Died – 3/14/17 Handler – Officer Jim Miltenberger Most active’ ACPD explosives-detection K9 Boomer dies For the past three years, when the community needed extra protection, Boomer, an explosives detection dog with the police department, always seemed to be there. The 10-year-old black Labrador who was with the department for almost four years had to be euthanized last week after …

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K9 Zeus – Greenwich Township, New Jersey

Died – 1/12/17 Handler – Officer Chris Tasiopoulos Greenwich Township police mourn death of K-9 Zeus Greenwich Township is mourning the death of one of its retired police officers, albeit one that did not serve in uniform. Zeus, a German shepherd that remained beloved in the department after the K-9 unit was disbanded in 2008, died Thursday after being struck …

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K9 Elias – Evesham, New Jersey

Died – 11/24/16 Handler – Detective Richard Hernandez Retired Evesham K-9 dies on Thanksgiving A long-serving police K-9 died in retirement on Thanksgiving Day, the police department reported. Police said K9 Elias died of a sudden illness. The German Shepherd was credited with 100 arrests during his police career. No other details of his death were provided. Elias served more …

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K9 Brandy – Pattenburg, New Jersey

Died – 10/18/16 Handler – Chief Dan VanFossen K9 Officer Receives Hero’s Salute Before Being Put Down: ‘He Was Family’ A New Jersey K9 officer has received a full fireman’s goodbye before he was put down, while surrounded by friends and family. “I loved him. He was my best friend,” Chief Dan VanFossen of the Pattenburg Volunteer Fire Company told …

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K9 Blaze – Sussex County, New Jersey

Died – 10/9/16 Handler – Lt. Mitch Ellicott Sheriff’s Office mourns passing of K9 The Sussex County Sheriff’s Office is mourning the loss of one of its own after an 8-year veteran of the department passed away on Sunday. Blaze, a search and rescue K9 for the office, died in his sleep over the weekend, the sheriff’s office said on …

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K9 Rocco – Deptord, New Jersey

Died 9/10/16 Handler – Officer Mike Divito The GCPK9A is sad to announce the passing of Retired Patrol / Narcotics Detection Canine Rocco handled by Officer Mike Divito of the Deptord Twp. Police Department. Mike and Rocco were graduates of the Philadelphia Police K-9 Academy and proudly served the residents of Depford Township for many years. Rocco was affectionately known …

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K9 Freddy – Union County, New Jersey

Handler – John Gillespie Sergeant Gillespie lost his retired K-9 Freddy. They were partners for over 9 years. Your proud service to the County of Union and the State of New Jersey will never be forgotten.

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K9 Axl – Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey

Handler – Officer Kenneth Marchelle Egg Harbor Township announce death of K9 Axl Axl, a 10-year-old Begian Malinois, died from a degenerative bone disease, the department announced. “Axl served the department and community with distinction alongside his partner Officer Kenneth Marchelle. Axl will be greatly missed by many.” The department has three existing K-9 dogs: Diesel, Blitz and Nieko. According …

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K9 Thunder – Toms River, New Jersey

Died – 3/29/31 Handler – Sgt. James Reilly Beloved Toms River police K-9 dies of natural causes A retired township police department K-9 died on Tuesday of natural causes. In announcing the death of K-9 Thunder, the Toms River Township Police Department also offered its condolences to Thunder’s handler, Sgt. James Reilly. Reilly took to Facebook to express his sorrow …

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K9 Boomer – Cumberland County, New Jersey

Died 3/28/16 Handler – officer Craig Johnson End of watch for Cumberland County Sheriff K-9 In a tight circle outside Wilwynn Animal Hospital, Cumberland County Sheriff’s officers comforted colleague Craig Johnson, who took the final walk with his K-9 partner at his side. Boomer, a 9-year-old black Labrador, mastered many skills during his storied career. The four-footed law enforcement officer …

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