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K9 Cratos – Pennsylvania State Police

Died – 2/14/18 Handler – Trooper David Lock State Police announce the death of K9 Officer Cratos State Police announced Wednesday that K9 Officer Cratos, who served as the department’s Human Remains Detection Canine since 2012, has died of congestive heart failure. Cratos, who was based in Hershey, was seven years old. Working with his handler, Trooper David Lock, Cratos …

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K9 Colt – North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania

Died – 1/16/18 Handler – Officer Bill Sombo K-9 officer gets police escort on last patrol Colt and his handler, Bill Sombo, worked the streets of North Huntingdon until both retired in 2015. But soon after, the two joined on with Elizabeth Borough police part-time. K-9 Colt came down with a severe heart condition Tuesday, and Officer Sombo was forced …

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K9 Rony – Greencastle, Pennsylvania

Died 12/20/17 Handler – Keith Russell Greencastle Police Department’s K9 struck, killed by vehicle The Greencastle Police Department’s K-9, Rony, was struck and killed by a vehicle early Wednesday morning, according to a department press release. The release said the K-9 was off-duty at the time and had left his property when he was killed by the vehicle.”Rony faithfully served …

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K9 Wynne – Penn State University Police

Died – 12/14/17 Handler – Lt. White Retired K9 Wynne Passes “It is with great regret and sadness that I report the passing of our retired K9, Wynne. From 2007 to 2015 I had the privilege to work in one of the most rewarding jobs any officer could have. I was lucky enough to be selected as our agency’s 3rd …

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K9 Mako – Exeter Township, Pennsylvania

Died – 10/5/17 Handler – Officer Darrin Gartner Retired Exeter K9 loses ‘courageous fight’ with illness A beloved K9 officer has lost his battle with the illness that recently brought his distinguished career to a close. Exeter Township police K9 Mako died Sunday in the arms of his handler, Ofc. Darrin Gartner, according to the department’s Facebook page. Mako retired …

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K9 Rocky – Latrobe, Pennsylvania

Died – 10/18/17 Handler – Officer Robert Derk K-9 Rocky has died. Latrobe police say the K-9 who recently was retired from the force passed way. Police said the cause was an aggressive form of cancer that was diagnosed earlier this year. In the post, police said that Rocky died peacefully at his home.

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K9 Winchester – SEPTA Transit Police, Pennsylvania

Died 9/26/17 Retired SEPTA Transit Police K9 passes away Retired SEPTA Transit Police K9 Winchester passed away on Tuesday, the department tweeted. K9 Winchester served alongside rookie K9 Jase. The department tweeted, “It is with my heavy heart to inform you all that retired K9 Winchester has crossed the rainbow bridge today. Rest easy big guy.”

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K9 Niko – Poconos, Pennsylvania

Died – 6/21/17 Handler – Cpl. Matt Nero K9 Officer Mourned in the Poconos Police in the Poconos are mourning the loss of one of their K9 officers. Pocono Mountain Regional Police announced the death of K9 Niko. Niko died Wednesday after a search for narcotics. Officers said the dog had a terminal medical condition unrelated to the drug search. …

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K9 Magnum – Cumberland County, Pennsylvania

Died – 6/16/17 Handler – Deputy. Ron Hoover Cumberland County announces unexpected death of beloved bomb-sniffing dog The Cumberland County Sheriff’s office on Tuesday announced the death of the German Shepard known as K9 Magnum, a tracking and explosive detecting dog that had served the department since 2013. According to a news release, Magnum had been receiving treatment for a …

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K9 Jozek – Ellwood, Pennsylvania

Handler – Officer McBride Retired Ellwood City Police Canine Passes Away Lt. David Kingston-Operations Officer released the following statement: It is with great sadness ECPD reports the passing of Ellwood City Police Canine and McBride family pet “Jozek.” Jozek, a Czech born German Shepard, came to ECPD in March of 2007 and worked as part of the canine team. JOZEK …

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