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K9 Egon – Benton County, Washington

Handler – Deputy Brett Hansen Benton sheriff’s office bids fond farewell to police dog The Benton County Sheriff’s Office is mourning the loss of one of their own. Deputy Brett Hansen’s former K9 partner Egon was euthanized earlier this week after battling fibrotic myopathy — a degenerative muscle disorder — and heart problems. “I didn’t realize how attached I was …

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K9 Fritz – Cowlitz County, Washington

Died – 7/18/17 Handler – Deputy Brent Harris Sheriff’s K-9 deputy Fritz passes away A veterinarian late Tuesday night put down Cowlitz County Sheriff’s “K-9” Fritz, who had suffered from a short but intense illness, the sheriff’s office reported Wednesday. “Just after 11 p.m. Fritz went on to play in heavenly pastures with Nitro, Xaran, Trux, JJ, Raccer, Brix, and …

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K9 Reign – Chehalis, Washington

Died – 6/27/17 Handler – Officer Wayne Ayres Chehalis police K9 Reign dies during training The Chehalis Police Department is mourning K9 Reign, who died unexpectedly Tuesday night during routine training. He died due to an “unexpected medical event,” the department reports. Reign, a 5-year-old Belgain Malinois, joined the Chehalis Police Department in 2013 and was paired with Officer Wayne …

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K9 Brick – Bellingham, Washington

Died 6/15/17 Handler – Officer Shan Hanon Bellingham police mourn sudden death of Brick, a bomb-sniffing K-9 Bellingham police are mourning the loss Brick, of a bomb-sniffing dog, who died from injuries he suffered on a work break earlier this month. Brick, a German shepherd, sniffed out bombs, guns and ammunition at checkpoints for U.S. soldiers in Iraq for two …

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K9 Dash – Clark County, Washington

Died – 2/17/17 Handler – Deputy Seth Brannan Retired sheriff’s office K-9 Dash died Dash, a retired police dog who worked for the Clark County Sheriff’s Office from 2009 until retiring in 2013, died Friday, the sheriff’s office announced. Dash worked with sheriff’s Deputy Seth Brannan tracking suspects and drugs, and he participated in the regional SWAT team and wilderness …

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K9 Stryder – Spokane, Washington

Handler – Sergeant Shawn Kendall Former Spokane PD K9 laid to rest Retired Spokane Police Department K9 Stryder was laid to rest on Monday. K9 Stryder spent nine years working with the department and has spent the last four years in retirement. Stryder began working with SPD in 2003, when he was just a year old. He worked alongside Sergeant …

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K9 Ajax – Kitsap County, Washington

Died – 11/7/16 Handler – Deputy Joe Hedstrom Deputies say goodbye to Ajax the dog Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office deputies said goodbye Monday to retired police dog Ajax, who had been diagnosed with cancer, according to a statement from the office. Ajax died two days before his 11th birthday. Deputy Joe Hedstrom was Ajax’s handler while the dog worked for …

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K9 Crema – Seattle, Washington – U.S. Coast Guard

Handler – Officer William Porter U.S. Coast Guard mourns K9 Crema K9 Crema was, a yellow Labrador explosives detection canine with the Coast Guard Base in Seattle Washington. Crema took part in numerous explosives detection missions, including providing explosive protection for 700,000 fans during the Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl parade. Crema was originally set to retire at the beginning of …

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K9 Kastor – Pasco, Washington

Handler – Officer Matt Nelson Retired Pasco police K9 officer passes away K9 Officer Bosco reports a retired K9 officer named Kastor has passed away. The German Shepard worked for the Pasco police department from 2006 through 2011. In that time, the K9 officer served the community and assisted in capturing many fugitives. Pasco police say he was partnered with …

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K9 Ayk – Okanogan County, Washington

Died 5/10/16 Handler – Deputy Tait Everett Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office announced the passing of K9 Ayk who died on 5/10/16. Ayk served the citizens of Okanogan County for five years. K9 Ayk retired on 9/1/15 to live out his retirement years with his handler Deputy Tait Everett. K9 Ayk and his handler Deputy Tait Everett have assisted in the …

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