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K9 Hondo – New Braunfels, Texas

Handler – Detective Chris Scott New Braunfels Police Department loses beloved retired K-9 The New Braunfels Police Department is mourning the loss of a beloved K-9 that passed away over the weekend from natural causes. Retired K-9 Hondo served the department’s canine unit alongside Detective Chris Scott for six years. Since his retirement, he has been a member of Scott’s …

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K9 Lee – El Paso, Texas

Died 6/9/17 Handler – Officer Dirk Hiltl. Decorated police K9 dies; helped seize $3.7 million in illegal drugs A decorated narcotics detector dog with the El Paso Police Department died last week. General Lee served the city of El Paso for eight years along with his partner, Officer Dirk Hiltl. Lee was one of the most effective narcotics dogs in …

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K9 Guus – San Diego, California

Died 5/27/17 Handler – PO II Randy Burgess Handler – PO II Larry Triplett K9 Guus Passes Police K9 Guus served San Diego PD for 7 years, coming to MissionK9’s Veteran K9 Rescue Ranch once retired where we worked with health issues that were rapidly weakening him. During his career he was credited with apprehending many bad guys and making …

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K9 Kyro – Houston County, Georgia

Died – 4/25/17 Handler – sheriff’s Sgt. Slade Simon Houston sheriff’s deputy forced to shoot his K9 A Houston County sheriff’s deputy was forced to shoot and kill the K-9 he handled after the dog attacked him, the sheriff says. Sgt. Slate Simon was attacked by the dog Tueday afternoon while helping the Dooly County Sheriff’s Office on a manhunt, …

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K9 Eros – Edinburg, Texas

Died – 4/16/17 Handler – Officer Edward Badillo Law enforcement officers pay final respects to Edinburg police dog The mood was somber as Edinburg Police and fellow law enforcement officers gathered Thursday to say goodbye to a K-9 officer. A memorial service was held at Memorial Funeral Home for Officer Eros, a Belgian Malinois, who joined the Edinburg police force …

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K9 Ringo – El Paso, Texas

Died – 4/11/17 Handler – Officer Vargas Decorated El Paso police dog Ringo dies A beloved, retired El Paso police dog who was part of a decorated narcotics unit and who helped educate children about the dangers of drugs died Tuesday. Ringo helped law enforcement officers find 32,988 pounds of marijuana, over 146 pounds of cocaine and $1.4 million in …

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K9 Blitz – Austin, Texas

Handler – Officer Darrin Lahr Austin police K9 dies from aggressive form of cancer K9 Blitz, who entered service with the Austin Police Department in 2008, has died from an aggressive form of cancer. Blitz’s partner, Officer Darrin Lahr and his family, have laid Blitz to rest. The patrol K9 was previously diagnosed with Multifocal Large Cell Lymph sarcoma. For …

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K9 Rudie – Brownsville, Texas

Died – 1/26/17 Handler – Officer Pete Gonzalez Police department dog dies due to syndrome The Brownsville Police Department is mourning the loss of one of its police canines. Police report that police dog Rudie, a 7-year-old Belgian Malinois, died Thursday as a sudden result of Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus Syndrome, also known as twisted stomach. Police spokesman J.J. Trevino …

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K9 Smokey – Live Oak, Texas

Died – 1/11/17 Handler – Officer Christopher Morgan Smokey put down after four years of service Celebrating a career of success and friendship, Live Oak police said goodbye to Smokey the K-9 Wednesday after four years of service. He was put down Wednesday morning after his handler decided the suffering of a neurological disorder was too much for the dog …

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K9 Kim – Bay City, Texas

Died – 1/3/17 Handler – Officer Keith Hatton K-9 OFFICER KILLED BY CAR AFTER FIREWORKS SCARE A K-9 officer frightened by fireworks has died after being hit by a car in Bay City. Bay City police said K-9 officer Kim was killed Tuesday after escaping from her partner Officer Keith Hatton’s yard in the middle of the night. Hatton called …

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