Memorials to Fallen K-9s
The F.A.S.T. Co. donates sets of memorial cards to all partners 
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Dept. addresses available for those who want to send condolences to officers. See below
In Loving Memory of
2001 - February 08, 2009

Handler: Officer Chris Cahill
Geneva Police Department

44 N Forest St
Geneva, OH 44041
(440) 466-1111


Geneva K-9 officer died in his sleep Sunday, partner says  
When Omar the police dog paused at a traffic stop, when he alerted to the presence of drugs on a suspect or when he defended is partner while on duty, Officer Chris Cahill was grateful. When Omar jumped out of the car after a long day at the Geneva Police Department and curled up on the floor next to Cahill’s chair, Cahill was grateful. On Sunday morning, Omar, an 8-year canine officer with the Geneva department, died in his sleep, Cahill said.
“It is pretty devastating,” Cahill said. “It is like losing a member of the family.” The German shepherd suffered no major health issues “other than those common for a dog his age,” Cahill said. Omar was 10 years old and in active duty with the department. “I understand it is hard to lose a family pet,” Cahill said. “But you have to understand that I took this guy to work with me every day. He saved my butt quite a few times.” Cahill said the community supported Omar and the Geneva department’s canine officer program.
“He was the first canine officer with the department,” Cahill said. “So many people support this program; so many people supported the department’s need for canine officers.” Geneva Police Department also has canine officer Zip on the roster. Cahill said all Geneva officers — human and canine — will wear black mourning armbands, and city flags will fly at half-staff for the rest of the week. “Omar was a police officer,” Cahill said. “His death hit us all hard.”    
submitted by Jim Cortina, Dir. CPWDA

In Loving Memory of
January 15, 2009

Handler: Deputy Brian Biegel
Sarasota County Sheriff's Office
P.O. Box 4115
Sarasota, FL  34230-4115

Longtime Police Dog In Sarasota Dies -
Ozzwald worked with the sheriff's office for seven years, serving as Deputy Brian Biegel's partner.

Ozzwald worked with the sheriff's office for seven years, serving as Deputy Brian Biegel's partner.
Ozzwald, a Belgian Malinois from Holland who served as a member of the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office, has died. The dog, known as "Ozzi," was 8 years old. He died from complications of gastric dilatation-volvulus, also known as bloat. Ozzwald worked with the sheriff's office for seven years, serving as Deputy Brian Biegel's partner. About six years ago, they were named the "K9 Team of the Year."  Together, they seized more than 500 pounds of marijuana and five kilos of cocaine and were involved in the arrest of more than 65 suspects, a sheriff's office news release states. They were sent to Pensacola to help with recovery efforts after Hurricane Ivan and worked with the U.S. Secret Service during Vice President-Elect Joe Biden's trip to the Sarasota area last year. Ozzwald's memorial service will be held Tuesday at the Driftwood Kennels, on Laurel Road in Nokomis.  submitted by Jim Cortina, Dir. CPWDA