Memorials to Fallen K-9s 

The F.A.S.T. Co. donates sets of memorial cards to all partners 
 I need your help to inform me of such losses.

Dept. addresses available for those who want to send condolences to officers. See below
In Loving Memory of
November 17, 2010
Handler:  Master Patrol Officer Brad Greenwalt
Warrensburg Police Department
102 South Holden Street
Warrensburg, MO 64093-2331
(660) 747-9133

Officer Greenwalt has been serving the WPD since November 2002 . Before coming to WPD, he served as a paramedic with MAST Ambulance in the Kansas City Metro area. He is a member of the Special Emergency Response Team (SERT). Officer Greenwalt and Uno made up the WPD Canine Team.
Uno was a purebred German Shepard imported from Europe. He arrived at Castle K-9 in Mechanicsburg, PA in January 2005. Officer Greenwalt and Uno trained and certified together at Castle K-9. Uno was trained and certified in tracking, narcotics and officer protection. All of Uno’s commands were in the the Hungarian language.

The Warrensburg Police Department announced Thursday that a member of its K-9 unit died. A spokesperson said UNO died Wednesday night from complications arising out of an internal infection. UNO was scheduled to retire on Dec. 13 due to age and health.   Master Patrol Officer Brad Greenwalt, who was UNO's handler, planned to keep the dog as a family pet after UNO's retirement.
 A memorial service for UNO will be planned for a later date.
submitted by Jim Cortina, Dir. CPWDA

In Loving Memory of

April 25, 2010
Montgomery Police Department
320 North Ripley Street
Montgomery, AL 36104-2722
K9 dog dies after being left in patrol car
A police K9 dog with the Montgomery Police Department died Friday after his human partner accidentally left him inside a patrol car between shifts, police said Monday. The internal affairs division is investigating the incident, said Capt. Keith Barnett, a police spokesman. Police notified the Humane Society for a possible criminal investigation, Barnett said. Humane deputies could not immediately be reached for comment. The officer has been transferred from K9 to patrol. The dog, Urso, was laid to rest Monday.

The officer had driven Urso to the kennel mid-morning Friday. Normally, the dog would be checked into the Police Department’s kennel, fed and given water, Barnett said. The officer returned to the kennel for his next shift at 8 p.m. and found Urso dead inside the vehicle. The officer is more distraught than anyone about the dog’s death, Barnett said. Officers and K9 dogs work together as partners every day, often confronting dangerous situations together, he said. “They are the only backup either one of them have,” Barnett said. Police Chief Arthur Baylor expressed his gratitude to Urso for his four years of service with the department. Urso’s death is believed to be heat-related.
Chief A.D. Baylor and the Staff of the Montgomery Police Department expressed their utmost gratitude to Urso for the job he performed for the citizens of Montgomery, Monday. Urso was laid to rest in the Montgomery Police Department K-9 cemetery.
No charges in police dog's death  Oct. 29, 2010

A Montgomery County grand jury returned no indictment in the case of a K9 police dog who died in April after being left inside a vehicle between shifts. The dog, Urso, died of heat-related causes after being left for several hours inside the K9 vehicle.  The dog’s handler was reassigned to the patrol division after the incident.  Police officials said at the time that K9 dogs and their handlers work as partners every day and that no one was more traumatized by Urso’s death
than his human partner.
Scott Johnson

submitted by Jim Cortina, Dir. CPWDA