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In Loving Memory of
The legendary Ike
seen in a patrol car. The dog, named Ike, was a legend among canine patrol
officers, said Lt. Bill Kohlmeyer. The dog worked 10 years with his partner,
officer Bruce Fineran. He went out on more than 1,800 calls, resulting in more
than 850 captures, five of them in one night. Ike retired last year after
it was discovered he had a heart problem. He spent the last year with Fineran
and his family.
In Loving Memory of
passed away on Thursday, December 28, 2006 at the age of 10. "Isaac" spent 6
years on the street with Sgt. Daimon Cundiff of the Andover Kansas Police
October 7, 2006
Handler: Officer Bruce Fineran
Salem Police Department
Ike served honorably for many years -
Photos courtesy: Salem Police
He was used over 1800 times, resulting in more than 850 captures, five of them in one night. (SALEM) - "IKE", a great Salem police dog, retired from service in May 2005 and passed away on October 7th. IKE was a legend in K-9 circles, having worked 10 years with his partner, Officer Bruce Fineran. Although IKE was 13 years old, he never lost his excitement for his work. Up until the day he retired he would jump the eight steps down from his kennel to run to the police car. Near the end the landing sucked but he was still ready to go to work. Ike retired in May 2005 after it was discovered that he had a heart problem. The vet did not think he would live 6 months. He enjoyed his life as a family pet and thanks to the care provided by Bruce's family, especially his daughter Jenny, he proved the vet wrong. IKE was buried in the mountains where he loved to go play with the family. During his long and dedicated service IKE helped keep police officers and the community safe while capturing hundreds of dangerous suspects. The community and the police department have lost a true friend.
submitted by Jim Cortina, Dir. CPWDA