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
December 8, 2014
Handler: Deputy Daron Rhoads 
Butler County Sheriff's Office
705 Hanover Street
Hamilton, Ohio 45011
K-9 'Falco' remembered fondly by Butler County police

Faced with a decision most dog owners encounter at some point, the Butler County Sheriff's Office elected to euthanize its trusted canine companion on Monday. K-9 Deputy "Falco," a veteran of the Butler County Sheriff's Office for almost seven years, was euthanized Monday. Falco had been living in pain due to a host of medical issues including spine problems. Repeated efforts to help the dog live pain-free were made, according to a news release, but the problems persisted and police made the decision to retire the dog from service. An 8-year-old Belgian Malinois, Falco served with his handler, Deputy Daron Rhoads, at the
Butler County Sheriff's Office.

The dog is credited with "assisting in several felony arrests and successful drug discoveries during his career," according to the news release. Rhoads is certain Falco saved his life more times than he probably realized. "In fact, I believe Falco may have saved my life numerous times and I didn't even realize it," Rhoads said in the release. "He had a kind disposition with a strong presence and never had to put his teeth on anyone. "I gave two chances to comply, and with Falco there, that's all it took." Falco was trained in tracking, apprehension and narcotics detection.  Submitted by Jim Cortina, Dir. CPWDA

In Loving Memory of
May 13, 2002 - December 3, 2014

Handler: Lt. Stephen Bellos 
Waterford Police Department
41 Avery Lane
Waterford, CT 06385
Retired Police K9 deceased
It is with sadness that the Waterford Police Department announces the passing of retired police K9 Frido. K9 Frido served the Waterford Police Department faithfully for five years, recording numerous drug finds, and tracked many people, both missing persons and criminals. He also participated in many building searches for burglaries and searches at schools and other structures. The best part about Frido was that when he was at work, he was a great hard working Police K9. When he left work, or had downtime. He was
 goofy and loveable, and very approachable by people, especially kids. His favorite after hours activity was playing fetch. You will
 tire out well before he would! We will miss him, and extend our condolences to his handler, Lieutenant Stephen Bellos and his family, along with the family that Frido retired to.
 submitted by Jim Cortina, Dir. CPWDA

In Loving Memory of

September 11, 2014

Officer Dave Landretti
Wausau Police Department
515 Grand Ave.
Wausau, WI 54403
K-9 dog Foster dies
A Wausau Police Department K-9 dog died Thursday. With deep sadness, we report our K9 Foster passed away last night.
” Foster started with Wausau Police Officer Dave Landretti in 2005. He found drugs on a traffic stop a few days ago.
submitted by Jim Cortina, Dir. CPWDA

In Loving Memory of
July 4, 2005 - July 19, 2014

Handler: Officer Jeremy Stines  
Jackson Police Department
234 Institute Street
Jackson, TN 38301
Police dog, Farro, passes away 
Officer Jeremy Stines talks to Farro in this July 2013 file photo during K9 Unit training. 

After being diagnosed with cancer around Memorial Day weekend, Jackson police canine, Farro, passed away. Farro, 9,
 was a German Shepherd from the Czech Republic who served the city with K9 Officer Jeremy Stines for six years.
 Farro was the department's first dual purpose dog who helped in drug detection and criminal apprehensions.
He located and apprehended at least 50 violent criminals and located more than 300 pounds of assorted illegal
drugs throughout his career.

Farro also helped in property seizures totaling in more than half a million dollars. Officer Stines and Farro had
a close relationship at work and home. Stines told The Jackson Sun in a July 2013 story about the K9 Unit
that Farro was his partner at home and at work and was with him as a companion and protector. When Farro
wasn't working, he went home with Stines and played with his two children and Stines' other dog, a pit bull
named Lexie. Stines said Farro was a great dog to the department and his family and will be missed,
 but never forgotten. End of Watch July 19, 2014.

JPD memorializes police dog who died of cancer

K9 ‘Farro’ of the Jackson, TN Police Department. Farro lost his battle to cancer 
A Jackson police dog who fell victim to cancer was memorialized Wednesday afternoon by the Jackson Police Department. Farro,
 a 9-year-old German Shepherd, died of cancer in July. He was the partner of K9 Officer Jeremy Stines and had served
with the city for six years. Farro was the department's first dual purpose (drug detection/criminal apprehension) dog
and was responsible for locating and apprehending at least 50 violent criminals, many of whom may not have been
otherwise caught. During his career, Farro located more than 300 lbs. of assorted illegal drugs and also was instrumental
 in monetary and property seizures totaling over half a million dollars. Though he appeared intimidating due to his
large size, Farro was a friendly dog when not helping to apprehend criminals, according to the
 Jackson Police Department.
Farro was born on July 4, 2005. He became ill on Memorial Day weekend of this year. His friendly,
 easy-going nature always made Farro and Officer Stines a favorite when doing public demonstrations.
Submitted by Jim Cortina, Dir. CPWDA

In Loving Memory of
March 12, 2004 - June 15, 2014
(week of June 15th 2014)

Handler: Sergeant Dan Fretz
Johnson County Sheriff's Office
125 N Cherry St.
Olathe, KS 66061

Deputies mourn the loss of K9 'Figo'
The Johnson County Sheriff's Office said one of their beloved K9s, "Figo," passed away this week. "Figo" was
born on March 12, 2004, in Budapest, Hungary. He has been working with Sergeant Dan Fretz since
September, 2005. Police said "Figo" was "instrumental in tracking down suspects and detecting illegal drugs
." It appears "Figo" passed away due to natural causes, police said. "Figo was a loyal friend and faithful
 partner for over 8 years, he will be dearly missed,".
 submitted by Jim Cortina, Dir. CPWDA

In Loving Memory of
 May 20, 2014

Hong Kong Canine Training Association
 Founder: Cheung Chung-chiu
 Victoria Harbour  CHINA
There are now 70 police dogs in the unit and 63 are Malinois. All three police dogs killed in the past three months were from the same breed. On April 4, Fantom ran away during training and was later found dead. It had been hit by a car. On May 20, Dax
went missing when being taken for a stroll along the North Point waterfront by its handler. The body was found in
 Victoria Harbour three days later. Hong Kong Canine Training Association founder Cheung Chung-chiu said: "Consecutive
 accidents reflect some problem in the dog training program. It is time for the police to review their system."
submitted by Jim Cortina, Dir. CPWDA