Memorials to Fallen K-9s
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In Loving Memory of
November 12, 2014

Handler: Deputy Greg Tanner
Boone County Sheriff's Office
3000 Conrad Lane
Burlington KY 41005
Deputy K-9 Who Bit Woman Euthanized

The police dog that bit a Tire Discounters employee earlier this month has been euthanized. Officials say Boone County Sheriff's Deputy Greg Tanner was on patrol with his K9 partner Enzo and stopped by Tire Discounters on Nov. 12 at around 5:15 p.m. when he noticed a low tire pressure indicator warning on his cruiser and went to get his tire checked after being advised by dispatch to go to Tire Discounters to get the tire serviced, officials said. Officers say he had taken Enzo out on a leash when employee Felicia Broach walked near and Enzo attacked.

     She was rushed to the hospital with an ear injury after getting bitten by the dog. Broach's fiancÚ says she may have to have multiple surgeries. The deputy parked his cruiser in the stall, as instructed by the sales associate, and the deputy removed the dog from the cruiser on a 4-foot lead, officials said. Boone County Sheriff Tom Scheben said when the woman walked within proximity of the leash, the dog bit her. "The deputy is oblivious to her. The dog is not oblivious to her, and he does exactly what he was trained to do. And he's protecting that deputy and he turns around and bites her," Scheben said. The woman, identified as Felicia Broach, 28, suffered an injury to her ear and was taken to UC Medical Center for treatment, Scheben said. "She was missing about a third of her ear on the right side," Broach's fiancÚ said. "The trip in the ambulance plus all the trauma was  tough for her.
She's worn out. She's very upset.” The department is investigating the incident. Schaben said the deputy could face disciplinary action if it's shown he didn't properly restrain the 2-year-old K-9. Tanner told investigators that
 his dog wouldn't stop barking, so he took him out of the cruiser. "He had his back turned to her and then the dog
 basically came running toward her, jumped up with its paws, put its paws on her chest and bit her ear,"
Broach's fiancÚ said. Scheben said this was the first incident involving Enzo. A leash is Enzo's cue that police
 work needs to be done, he said.

     "He was on the lead and he knew what to do," Scheben said. As for the resulting injury, Scheben said the department's insurance will take care of it. "We want to make her whole, if you will. Take care of any injuries with her totally,"
Scheben said. Broach's fiancÚ said doctors are estimating a year of recovery time. She has retained a lawyer, who said
there are currently no plans to file suit. Tanner is still on the job, but Enzo was taken off patrol. Tire Discounters
 released a statement that read,     "The entire Tire Discounters family is keeping our employee in our thoughts as she recovers. We are saddened she had to go through this yesterday. She is taking the time she needs to rest and we are hopeful she will have a quick recovery. Our first priority is the health and safety of all employees. That’s why we are
continuing to work with everyone involved to better understand what happened."
submitted by Jim Cortina, Dir. CPWDA

In Loving Memory of

November 7, 2014
Handler: Officer Jake Stephenson 
Scott Township Police Department
301 Lindsay Road
Scott Township, PA 15106
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Police dog with terminal illness euthanized

Scott Township Police Department officers said goodbye to one of their two K-9 officers on Friday. Following a year and
 a half struggle with a terminal digestive disorder, Scott Township K-9 officer Eddy was euthanized. He was 7. Eddy,
a German shepherd, spent three years with the department working with Officer Jake Stephenson as a general patrol dog
 and narcotics dog. “He was a good approachable dog. He was the pet around the station.” said Chief of Police James Secreet.
 Scott PD acquired the dog as a donation from West View Police department after his handler was injured. Six
neighboring police departments as well as three K-9s gave a final salute to Eddy as he arrived at
 Greentree Animal Clinic Friday morning. There are no plans to replace the dog, Secreet said.
  submitted by Jim Cortina, Dir. CPWDA

In Loving Memory of

September 16, 2014

Handler: – ?
Spartanburg County Sherrif's Dept.
South Carolina
864 503-4523

Bomb-sniffing K-9 dies when AC fails in patrol car

 Bomb-sniffing K-9 died Tuesday when the air conditioning failed in a patrol car, according to the Greenville Spartanburg
 International Airport spokeswoman. Spokeswoman, Rosilyn Weston, said the dog’s death is a “tragic accident that is still
 under investigation.” She said the 7-year-old K-9, Emma, had been with the GSP police department a little more than
 two years. Weston said that handlers routinely leave K-9s in running vehicles with the air conditioning on.
It is considered standard procedure. The rear of the car is specifically equipped for K-9s to be left in it for
 extended periods.

“It appears yesterday the air conditioning malfunctioned,” said Weston. Officer Weston said the handler was in the terminal
handling a law enforcement issue when the malfunction occurred. Officials said there are times when it is not appropriate
 for the K-9s to be with handlers. Weston said that according to the preliminary investigation, the handler had checked
 on the dog at about 4 p.m.  The officer found the dog dead in the Crown Victoria patrol cruiser about 90 minutes later
 when he was preparing to go home. Weston did not name the handler, but said that he is a veteran officer with
nearly 15 years of experience working with K-9s. She said that the officer is "absolutely devastated"  by the loss of his
K-9 partner. K9 Emma who was specially trained for bomb-sniffing, but she also had other regular daily duties.
submitted by Jim Cortina, Dir. CPWDA

In Loving Memory of

June 27, 2014
Handler: Officer Kurt Kroeper  
Monmouth County Sheriff's Office
2500 Kozloski Rd.
Freehold, NJ 07728
K-9 Evan loses cancer battle

One of Monmouth County’s star crime fighters has lost the battle for his life. Monmouth County Sheriff’s canine Evan,
diagnosed two months ago with cancer, died Friday after developing an infection, said Sheriff Shaun Golden. The
7-year-old Labrador retriever had continued working up until his death, at the recommendation of veterinary
 specialists, while undergoing chemotherapy for lymphoma, according to the sheriff. Evan, who was the beloved
 partner of Sheriff’s Officer Kurt Kroeper, specialized in narcotics detection during his 5-year career with the
Sheriff’s Office, the sheriff said.


In that time, the efforts of Evan and Kroeper led to the seizure of more than $1.1 million in cash during numerous
 narcotics investigations, as well as the discovery of significant amounts of narcotics, including cocaine, heroin and
marijuana, and the arrests of hundreds of individuals, Golden said. Evan also was a familiar sight at K-9
demonstrations at Monmouth County schools and community events. “Evan was an extraordinary member of
 the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit,’’ Golden said. “He played a pivotal role in ridding the streets
of drugs that plague our county. Evan will be missed and never forgotten.’’


Evan joined the Sheriff’s Office in 2009 after graduating from the Holmdel Township Police Canine Academy.
“The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office is deeply saddened by the loss of K-9 Evan, who assisted our
 agency on many investigations,” said First Assistant Monmouth County Prosecutor Marc LeMieux. The sheriff’s
 office extended thanks to all those who sent well wishes to Evan and Kroeper during the dog’s ordeal and who
 supported the sheriff’s K-9 donation fund. “I’m grateful to have had such an outstanding partner and appreciate
all of the support in recent months,” Kroeper said. The sheriff’s office also acknowledged the efforts of
Evan’s veterinarians at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in Tinton Falls and 4 Paws Animal Hospital in Englishtown.
 The sheriff’s K-9 Unit presently consists of five teams of sheriff’s officers and dogs, including patrol teams
and narcotics and explosive detection teams.
 submitted by Jim Cortina, Dir. CPWDA

In Loving Memory of
June  2014

Handler: Cpl. Brittany Perley
Carroll Police Department
New Hampshire

Police K-9 dies of Cancer worked until the end
It is with deep regret to say that Deputy K-9 Edge has lost his hard fought battle with cancer. He continued to work
 until the end. He was able to spend this weekend with his handler Cpl. Perley, and family camping before his end.
Thank you to the Perley's for taking care of and sharing Edge with the entire law enforcement community in
Carroll County. He served us all faithfully. He will be missed.
submitted by Jim Cortina, Dir. CPWDA

In Loving Memory of
April 2, 2014

Handler: Officer Dennis Peters
Snellville Police Department
2315 Wisteria Drive
Snellville, GA 30078

Snellville honors fallen police dog

By way of resolution Monday, Snellville mayor Kelly Kautz and city council members honored Euro, a police dog that died on April 2. Euro began his service to the city at age two, and he served for seven years, until he retired on December 31, 2011 because of hip problems. The police work dog was one of the first three to ever work in the city. He was critical to solving many crimes by detecting narcotics and weapons, and he was instrumental in aiding several searches. Euro’s human partner, Officer Dennis Peters, was on hand Monday to receive a key to the city, presented to him by Kautz. The resolution, which passed unanimously, declared April 2 to be K-9 Euro Day, “from this day forward.” K-9 Euro lived at home with his handler, Ofc. Dennis Peters, and his family. K-9 Euro was a loyal servant to the citizens of Snellville, and he will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with Ofc. Peters and his family. RIP Euro!
submitted by Jim Cortina, Dir. CPWDA
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