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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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K9 Tim – Pittsburg, Pennsylvania

Died – 5/31/17 Handler – Officer Richard Houck Retired Pittsburgh Police K-9 Dies Pittsburgh Police are mourning the passing of a retired K-9. The Pittsburgh Police K-9 Unit reported Wednesday afternoon that former K-9 Tim had passed away. K-9 Tim served with the city for ten years, from 2003 to 2013, and police called him “an invaluable member of the …

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K9 Vegas – North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania

Died – 5/3/17 Handler – Sgt. Kari Bauer Police K-9 Vegas dies; served North Huntingdon for 11 years North Huntingdon’s police dog, a German shepherd named Vegas who served the department for 11 years, died Wednesday of natural causes. Vegas suffered an apparent seizure Wednesday and was taken to a veterinarian by its handler, Sgt. Kari Bauer, said Lt. Rod …

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K9 Mixo – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Died – 5/2/17 Handler – Officer Dan Paga Pittsburgh Police K-9 Mixo dies suddenly The Pittsburgh Police Bureau has lost a member of its K-9 unit. K-9 Mixo died “suddenly and unexpectedly from health complications” on Tuesday afternoon, the bureau said. Mixo, a German shepherd, was born in May 2009 and worked patrol and drug duties.

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K9 Rocky – Jenkintown, Pennsylvania

Died – 4/15/17 Handler – Lt. Rick Tucker Police in mourning after longtime K-9 officer passes away Jenkintown police are reporting some sad news: the passing of their beloved K-9 officer Rocky. Rocky was put to sleep Saturday morning with his handler and partner, Lt. Rick Tucker, by his side. Rocky served the Jenkintown and surrounding communities for almost nine …

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