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
December 8, 2010

Handler:  Officer Naomi Stratton
Amtrak Police K9 Unit
Washington, DC District
It is with deep regret and sadness, that we inform you of the passing of Ivan K44. Ivan was a dedicated K9 to his partner, Police Officer Naomi Stratton, of the Mid-Atlantic South Division. Ivan passed away yesterday afternoon due to complications from immune mediated hemolytic anemia.

Ivan was born February 22, 2007. He was a certified Explosives Detection K9 as well as a Vapor Wake dog. Ivan’s accomplishments include, participation as a team with Police Officer Stratton which placed him second overall in the first Amtrak Police K9 Competition, third place in the bomb threat scenario portion of the competition, and he also competed in the Railroad K9 Nationals this past April.

Ivan will be deeply missed by his partner and the department. As per Patrol Guide Directive 350.019, Mourning Bands are authorized for department personnel for the next 15 day period in honor of Canine Ivan of the Amtrak Police Canine Unit. Memorial Service information will be forthcoming.  Submitted by Jim Cortina, Dir. CPWDA

In Loving Memory of
June 18, 2010

Handler: Officer Bill Polizotto
Springettsbury Township Police Department
Non-emergency:  757-3525
1501 Mt. Zion Rd. York, PA  17402

Police say goodbye to Ike, Springettsbury Township's first canine officer
Police and their canine partners lined the street leading into Dover Animal Hospital Friday night. Bagpipers played as Springettsbury Township Police Officer Bill Polizotto put his partner, Ike, to sleep. Polizotto had worked with the canine since 2003. Officers saluted the dog and offered support. Officer William Hazeley with the Springettsbury Township Police Department says, "This is our respect. And fellow canine officers in York County are trying to show their respect by bringing their dogs. That's a fellow officer." Ike was Springettsbury Township's first canine. He retired in December and spent his last six months as a pet with his partner. York Area Regional Police Officer Mike Sampere says a canine is a member of the force. "He is not a dog, not a pet. He is our partner. He watches our back, he lives with us, we train with them. It's just like having another human there almost."   submitted by Jim Cortina, Dir. CPWDA