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K9 Czako – Alleghany, Virgina

Handler – Sgt. Chad Wickline Alleghany Sherriff’s Office remembers K9 A police dog is more than just a partner. “He’s with me. We work ten hour shifts, and he’s with me for ten hours,” says Sgt. Chad Wickline, of the Alleghany Sherriff’s Office. “And then when we go home, he’s still with me.” Because the dog and his handler form …

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K9 Kaamo – Chesterfield, Virginia

Died – 11/15/17 Chesterfield Police remember Kaamo, the K-9 who saved a woman’s life The Chesterfield Police Department announced Thursday the passing of retired K-9 Kaamo. “[Kaamo] crossed the rainbow bridge this morning due to an inoperable malignant tumor,” a police spokesperson said. “Kaamo served the Chesterfield County Police Department from 2010 to 2015 as a patrol K-9.” The department …

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K9 Rex – Manassas, Virginia

Died – 11/10/17 Handler – Officer Shubert Retired Manassas police K9 Rex dies The Manassas City Police Department regrets to announce the death of retired K9 Officer Rex, a seven year veteran of the Manassas City Police K9 Unit.Rex worked a distinguished career, certified in patrol tactics and narcotics detection. Rex passed away peacefully Friday of an illness at the …

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K9 Kota – Winchester, Virginia

Died – 10/9/17 Handler – Officer Brittney Kotynski-Neer Heroic Winchester police dog, Kota, finds peace Kota, the Winchester police dog that drew national attention in 2014 after falling through an attic floor while helping officers make arrests, died Monday. The German shepherd was 10. The decision to put an animal out of its suffering is always gut -wrenching, but it …

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K9 Mako – Manassas, Virginia

Died – 10/5/17 Handler – Officer Russ McAndrews Former K9 Dog Mako Dies: Manassas City Police A former K-9 dog for Manassas City Police died of natural causes Thursday, the department announced. Mako was a five-year veteran. A former Manassas City Police K-9 dog died at the home of its handler, Manassas Police officer Russ McAndrews, according to the department. …

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K9 Moe – Virginia State Police

Died – 2/21/17 1st Handler – Sgt. N.L. Lomasney 2nd Handler – Sr. Trooper B.R. Boteler K9 officer Moe was being remembered by Virginia State Police on Tuesday. The bloodhound, officially known as Reuben James, was the VSP’s sixth bloodhound when he joined the department in 2010. Moe successfully found more than 25 lost/missing children, adults, seniors, and fugitives across …

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K9 Tiko – Norfolk, Virginia

Died – 2/20/17 Handler – Officer Shawn Jacobs K9 Tiko has passed It is with great sadness that my retired Norfolk K9 dog “Tiko” has passed away. Tiko had been a part of my life for 11 years. In 2005, my first few weeks in the Norfolk K9 Department had me wondering what I had gotten myself into.  I was …

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K9 Hawkeye – Prince William, Virginia

Handler – Officer Bill VanAntwerp Prince William police say goodbye to veteran police dog Hawkeye, a retired Prince William County police dog who served with his human partner for eight years, died this weekend. The 13-year-old German shepherd served alongside Master Police Officer Bill VanAntwerp from 2006 to 2015. He died peacefully with his family by his side, police said. …

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K9 Niko – Richmond, Virginia

Handler – Officer Sammy Hernandez Retired Richmond Police K-9 passes away We share the sad news that retired K-9 Niko has passed away due to an illness. K-9 Niko was the dedicated partner of K-9 Officer Sammy Hernandez for seven years until Niko retired in 2016. Niko’s career was filled with success – which included the very last working dog …

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K9 Hammer – Newport News, Virginia

Died – 2/2/17 Handler – Officer Hatton Newport News police mourn sudden loss of K-9 Hammer The Newport News Police Department is mourning the loss of one of their own: K-9 Hammer. Five-year-old Hammer passed away Thursday during a dental procedure. The department says Hammer was a dual purpose German Shepherd trained in narcotics detection and patrol. He was born …

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