Memorials to Fallen K-9s
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Loving Memory of
Mecklenburg P.D. NC
voice mail with Sgt. Mills 11/20/02
again 12/4/02 Capt. Neimeyer 704 432 0427
who lost partner K-9 Ricco.
SMITH, who had Ricco since July
joined the department in 1996 and was handled by CARLOS POZO 1996-1999.
He transferred from K-9.
Ricco went to DONNIE DOLINGER until Jan. 2000 & trained as a
then was handled by MATT YODER until March 2002 and then retired.
was given to Officer DARRELL BROWN to live out the rest of
his life as a pet on his farm.
July OFFICER SMITH'S dog, GUNNER had to retired due to an enlarged
heart. the department was not able to get another dog until the K-9 school
started in January 2002. The department brought Ricco out of retirement
and worked with Officer Smith until Saturday, November 9, 2002 when his
stomach overturned and he died. Officer smith then brought back Gunner
into service until January 2003 when he gets another dog. Ricco was
8 years old, he's a Belgian Malinois.
Loving Memory of
Dog - Rainbow Bridge Nov 20, 2002
Dog - Rainbow Bridge June 1, 2002
Department of Corrections
heart is aching.
had to do one of the hardest things I have ever done in my life at 2:00
P.M. today. I took my former partner/patrol dog "Barry", Belgian
Malinois, to be put to sleep. Barry has always been an extremely
hyper dog who required a very strong handler. While we worked in
the prisons together, he was the best prison dog in our entire region.
But he always was a extremely high maintenance dog, meaning you had to
work with him every day to keep him safe and in control. If he felt you
were, in the smallest way, weak or not feeling well or whatever, he would
take advantage of the handler.
Barry & K-9 Tank protected their fellow officers (as they were certified
officers even though they were dogs), their handler and the public during
their many years of service in the many maximum security facilities they
were brought into.
of my partners, K9 Barry (Belgian Malinois) and K-9 Tank (Rottweiler) who
stood up against the worst environments and situations to ensure the safety
of staff, myself, and the public. You are missed more than you will ever
my love & respect,
Corrections Officer Catizone
K9 Patrol Dog Handler/DOC)
My eyes are your
To watch and protect
you and yours.
My ears are your
To hear and detect
evil minds in the dark.
My nose is your
To scent the invader
of your domain.
And so you may
My life is also
mailed 11/27/02 & received with great appreciation.
Loving Memory of
1998 - December, 2001
Keith Crandall & K-9 Wolf
London Police Department
London, Ct. 06320
was a handsome, sable, German Shepherd bread in Belgium and born on February
13, 1998. Wolf's sire was a Police Service Dog in Belgium and the
handler was the breeder. Wolf's brother, from a different litter
was a working dog in Scituate, RI. Wolf began his career with the New London
Police Department on March 3, 1999, which was the fourth anniversary of
his handler's career. Wolf and his handler, Off. Keith Crandall were
trained by NAPWDA and CPWDA Master Trainer, NLPD Sgt. William Nott for
12 weeks and graduated from basic patrol school in June 1999. By August
of that year,
lead Crandall to their first successful track and subsequent area search
that resulted in the recovery of a loaded Glock, 9 mm handgun and the arrests
of the two men committing robberies with it. Another high point in
Wolf's career was a track from an armed bank robbery. Crandall will
admit that he was angry when Wolf tracked directly to a doghouse in someone's
back yard. His anger diminished quickly however when Wolf pulled
his head out of the doghouse with the robber's disguise in his mouth.
Although the robber managed to escape that evening, hairs in the mask were
later analyzed and resulted in conviction through DNA. Wolf even backtracked
a rape victim who walked into the NLPD, lost and hysterical. She
had no idea where the assault took place but Wolf was able find the crime
scene and her clothing that had been thrown into the woods over a ten foot
tall chain link fence. One of Wolf's best tracks was not even for
a suspect. A neighboring town requested his services to search for
a suicidal person. A retired Navy Seal who had seen service in the
Vietnam War, was suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and after
his closest friend was murdered, decided to end his suffering. He
fled police who had been called to help him and ran into the deep woods
in the remote area where he lived. Wolf was brought in and within
less than a half hour, the man was found. After a conversation with
the officers, the Seal walked out of the woods, without incident, scratching
Wolf's head and thanking him. Wolf was large dog with an unforgettable
penetrating bark but he was a lover at heart. Everyone in the department
loved Wolf and enjoyed having him around the station. One of the
secretaries even kept Milkbones in her desk for him. Wolf was loved
deeply by Crandall’s wife and daughter. One of Wolf's favorite pastimes
was chasing sticks in the stream that runs through Crandall’s back yard.
Wolf also pulled every black rock that looked anything like a Kong out
of the water and dropped it on the shore of stream. Crandall was
promoted to the rank of Detective in October of 2001. Wolf, not yet
four years old, was to be transferred to a new handler to finish his career.
This however was not to be. Within six weeks, Wolf died as a result of
Congenital Heart Disease; a condition that had gone undetected throughout
his career. The veterinarian said the damage to Wolf's heart was
massive and he was surprised that Wolf lasted as long as he did, considering
his line of work. Crandall likes to think that Wolf, the ever vigilant
partner, held out as long as he needed until Crandall moved on to the next
phase of his career, allowing Wolf to move on as well. Wolf will be sadly
missed by all.
In Loving Memory
is 912-652-3516. Sgt. Lawhorn returned my call
is mailing me photos and info. 2/8/03
listed for the SPD is 912-232-4141.
was 12 years old. He died on 11/14/02 from Cushings disease and laminitis.
The rider was Steve Bland of the Savannah Police Department.
Mounted Unit consists of five Police Officers and six horses. Policing
on horseback provides the flexibility to patrol areas that vehicles cannot
easily reach, such as squares, parks and other pedestrian areas. It also
provides a "perch" from which riders can easily observe crowd activities
or look over walls and fences. The horses are immensely popular with residents
and tourists, and provide a means for maximizing citizen contacts in the
Savannah Police Department has a rich history with its Mounted Patrol,
dating back to 1796. Today, the Mounted Patrol is not only popular with
the public and especially children, but they are also an immensely useful
as a tactical instrument in the face of an unruly crowd.
In Loving Memory
Deputy Scott Devereaux
K-9 Found Shot to Death 11/12/02
news staff writer Richard Rogers
Iowa - A black Labrador retriever used by Pocahontas County as a drug dog
was found Saturday dead of gunshot wounds. The dog, Bear, had been reported
missing by his handler, Deputy Scott Devereaux.
a five-year-veteran K-9, was found in a ditch, said Sheriff Bob Lampe.
Bear was a successful drug dog and had also located several missing children.
agency is offering a reward for information.
information on the above 4/25/03
voice message for deputy.
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