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K9 Koa – 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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K9 Duke – Newport News, Virginia

Died – 1/25/17 Handler – Officer N. Stewart Newport News police mourning loss of K-9 Duke Newport News police are mourning the loss of one of the department’s K-9 officers. K-9 Duke died after a sudden medical emergency Wednesday, Chief Richards Myers said at a press briefing Thursday morning. The Bloodhound was adopted from the Animal Aid Society in Grafton …

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K9 Jordan – Newport News, Virginia

Died – 12/19/16 Handler – Officer Ruhlen Newport News Police mourn the passing of beloved K-9 The Newport News Police Department is mourning the loss of a retired K-9 who served the department for 11 years. K-9 Jordan passed away Monday morning at the age of 13 in the arms of her handler, Master Police Officer Ruhlen. The full bred …

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K9 Diesel – Hampton, Virginia

Died – 11/26/16 Hampton Police K9 dies of cancer The Hampton Police Division is mourning the passing of one of their own, Police K9 Diesel. Diesel died Saturday after a brief battle with cancer. He served as MPO Tom Hendrickson’s partner. According to Hampton Police, Diesel ran more than 2800 miles of tracks and helped located evidence, suspects and missing …

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