Memorials to Fallen K-9s 
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In Loving Memory of
K9 ODIN
July 25, 2011

Handler:
Patrol Officer Travis Bingham
Newport City Police Department
Tel # 802-334-6733
email:  jduquett@dps.state.vt.us

The Newport City Police Department lost one of its own. The city's police dog, K-9 Odin, died Monday, July 25.
Odin's handler and "roommate," Patrol Officer Travis Bingham, said Tuesday that he and Odin worked together since 2006. A Burlington family donated Odin to the Newport City Police when he was two-and-half years old.
As a member of the Newport City Police, Odin did drug sniffing, tracking and was patrol certified, which was the aggression part of his police work. Odin and Officer Bingham helped police make numerous apprehensions and assisted the Vermont State Police, Orleans County Sheriff's Department, Customs and Border Patrol.
"We assisted the United States Border Patrol in finding 86 pounds of marijuana one evening," said Bingham.
Newport City Police Chief J. Paul Duquette said in a press release that Bingham and Odin were frequent visitors to local schools. Odin was often seen sniffing school lockers and cars in the parking lots as a deterrent to drug use in the schools.
"Odin and Officer Bingham proved to be inseparable partners who were often seen running to stay in shape or participating in the Special Olympics Torch Run each year," stated Duquette. "Odin and Officer Bingham proved their physical fitness abilities many times over."
Odin and Bingham won the Iron Dog Competition for 2008, 2009 and 2010.
Even though he was a dog, police considered Odin one of their peers. "Everyone there loved him," said Bingham. "He was a huge asset to the law enforcement community."
Odin was also a member of Bingham's family. "He was with me every day," said Bingham.
"Back in May of this year, Odin first exhibited signs of illness," Duquette wrote. "An ultra-sound revealed that he was bleeding internally."
Emergency surgery was conducted and a contusion was found on Odin's spleen. The spleen was removed and he seemed to be doing better.  But when Odin began exhibiting symptoms again, more tests were run and veterinarians found cancer in his abdomen.  "Odin was lost in the prime of his career and will be missed by all who knew and worked with him," Duquette said.  Bingham doesn't know if there will be any formal services for Odin. Bingham said he would consider handling another police dog.        
BY: Christopher Roy and J. Paul Duquette - submitted by Jim Cortina, Dir. CPWDA

Newport City Police Officer Travis Bingham with K-9 Odin. Courtesy Photo

In Loving Memory of
K9 OLDO
April 16, 2011

Handler: Officer Chad Fountain
Corona Police Department
849 W Sixth Street

Corona
, CA  92880

On April 7th, 2011, the Corona Police Department Canine Unit received tragic news that their Police Service Dog, "Oldo" was diagnosed with terminal stomach and prostate cancer. Oldo and his handler, Officer Chad Fountain, have been a cornerstone of the Corona Police Department's Canine Unit for the past four years. The recent news has come as a shock to the entire department. Oldo is a six year old Czech Shepherd. Officer Chad Fountain and Oldo are assigned to the Patrol Division and to the Special Response Team (SWAT). They were responsible for over 200 arrests and numerous searches for outstanding suspects. In addition, they have competed in several local K-9 competitions and received seven trophies.

Currently, the Corona Police Department Canine Unit has 4 patrol K-9 teams, and 1 dedicated narcotic detection K-9 team. In 2010, the Corona Police Department's Canine Unit responded to 2,685 K-9 related calls for service, conducted 364 building searches, 375 open area searches, 189 narcotic detection searches, and located 34 suspects. In addition, to these Police Service K-9 deployments, the Canine Unit participated in 36 public demonstrations.

On April 16th, 2011, Oldo's health deteriorated and he had to be put down. The Corona Police Department is in the process of replacing Oldo. When selected, this Police Service Dog will be trained for suspect apprehension and evidence detection in the June, 2011 class at Adlerhorst International, Inc. Police K-9 Training.

If anyone who would like to make a donation on behalf of "Oldo" they can send their donation to:

Corona Police Community Partnership (CPCP)
730 Corporation Way, Corona, Ca. 92880 Attention: Sharon Buonocore

All donations to the Corona Police Community Partnership are tax-deductible within the law. Any further questions can be directed to the Corona Police Department Canine Unit Supervisor, Lt. Brian Cervantes at (951) 279-3651.

Oldo, a Corona police dog who teamed with his officer partner on 200 more than arrests, was euthanized
April 16 after being diagnosed with stomach and prostate cancer. Oldo, a 6-year-old Czech Shepherd, had served the department for four ...
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Oldo, a Corona police dog who teamed with his officer partner on 200 more than arrests, was euthanized April 16 after being diagnosed with stomach and prostate cancer.Oldo, a 6-year-old Czech Shepherd, had served the department for four years, according to a news release. He was assigned to patrol and SWAT with Officer Chad Fountain. They won seven trophies in K-9 competitions.

The Corona Police Department has four patrol K-9 teams and one narcotic detection K-9 team. In 2010, those units responded to 2,685 calls, searched 364 buildings and 375 open areas, did 189 narcotic-detection searches and located 34 suspects, the news release said. 

The K-9 teams also did 36 public demonstrations. The department is going to replace the loss of Oldo. Anyone who would like to make a donation on behalf of Oldo can
mail to:
Corona Police Community Partnership,
730 Corporation Way,
Corona, CA 92880,
attention Sharon Buonocore

submitted by Jim Cortina, Dir. CPWDA