Memorials to Fallen K-9s
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In Loving Memory of
March 8, 2013
Handler: Officer Robbe Waller 
Eagan Police Department
3830 Pilot Knob Road
Eagan, MN 55122

Eagan Police K9 Dies After Contracting Pneumonia

The Eagan Police Department is mourning the loss of one of their own — Police K9 Zebo has died after contracting pneumonia. The Eagan Police Department said Zebo was being treated for a debilitating intestinal disorder at the Veterinary Medical Center at the University of Minnesota. While recovering from surgery, he contracted pneumonia which complicated his progress. On March 8, his condition deteriorated and veterinarians concluded he was showing no signs of recovery, according to the police department. “Due to his suffering and declining health, Zebo was euthanized,” the department stated on its website. Zebo served with the Eagan Police Department for five years with his partner, Officer Robbe Waller.
submitted by Jim Cortina, Dir. CPWDA

In Loving Memory of

Handler: PC Mark Lawman

Tributes to hero police dog Zeus
Police dog handler Matthew Lee with Zeus on his retirement in 2007

A hero police dog, who spent all his working life in Bradford, has died after enjoying retirement with his handler. Zeus, who was 11, had spent a life of leisure with former PC Mark Lawman after retiring two years ago. PC Lawman retired a year later. The pair had worked as a team in Bradford, based at Eccleshill police station, from 2004, when Zeus was aged two, until 2011. They found fame on local TV, which followed Zeus during his working day in Bradford, and nationally when the German Shepherd and his handler demonstrated body armour they had to use.

Mr. Lawman said one of Zeus’s finest moments was at the start of his career when he was responsible for bringing armed robbers to book. His proud owner said: “There had been a robbery at a newsagents shop in Windhill, Shipley. Zeus had only been out working on the streets for a couple of weeks. He tracked the robber from the shop, down some concrete steps, over the road, and across waste ground where he found a big piece of wood which had been used as a weapon in the robbery." Then he found a Halloween mask which the robber had thrown away. It had DNA on it which matched that found on the fence post, which had been ripped from the robber’s own fence.

“It resulted in a very good conviction from nothing, and a substantial custodial sentence. He would not have been found without Zeus.” Mr. Lawman added: “Zeus worked hard and was successful, with a substantial amount of arrests. But he was very amenable and liked being fussed over, so we visited a lot of elderly residents’ homes in Bradford and Keighley, and a lot of schools. “After his retirement he came and lived with us at our house and had a very different sort of life. He was chilled and soon got out of work mode and was quite happy to saunter round. “He was a wonderful servant and companion and will be sadly missed.”
submitted by Jim Cortina, Dir. CPWDA

In Loving Memory of
January 5, 2013

Handler: Deputy Gerrod Visel
Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office

Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office mourns passing of 7-year-old police dog
Deputy Gerrod Visel & K9 Ziva
The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office has lost a trusted member of its team – Ziva, a 7-year-old female Belgian Malinois. The police dog was retired several weeks ago because of medical issues and died Saturday, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office. Sheriff’s officials said Ziva found drugs, firearms and even dangerous suspects during her 5-year career. “Most recently she assisted another agency in locating an individual contemplating suicide in a thickly wooded area, who would not have otherwise been located or helped,” reads the news release. “In this instance, without question, she saved a life.” Authorities said Ziva was intelligent and a devoted companion to her handler, Deputy Gerrod Visel. She won several awards for her service. In keeping with a tradition among police dog handlers, handlers from around the area gathered around Ziva Saturday morning, quietly attending to her and showing their support for Visel.  submitted by Jim Cortina, Dir. CPWDA