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
June 12, 2015

Handler: Anthony Freeman
Bibb County Sheriff's Office
668 Oglethorpe St.
Macon, GA  31201

Bibb County Sheriff's Office K-9 dies
The Bibb County Sheriff's Office is mourning the loss of one of its K-9 unit dogs. According to a news release,
Keelo passed away in his sleep at his handler, Investigator Anthony Freeman's home. Keelo was a narcotics detection
dog purchased from the South Georgia K-9 by the Macon Police Department in 2008 and joined the
Bibb County Sheriff's Office after the government consolidation. Keelo's final arrangements are being
handled by Hart's Petuary at 6324 Peake Road. Keelo was 9-years-old. 
submitted by Jim Cortina, Dir. CPWDA

In Loving Memory of
June 11, 2015

Handler: Sgt. Blair Bishop
Ralston Police Department
7400 Main St.
Ralston, NE 68127

Retired Ralston PD K9 passes away

The Ralston Police Department said goodbye to retired K9 Konig today. He was the department's first K9 when he started
on the job 13 years ago. After Konig retired a few years ago, he continued living with his handler/partner, Sgt. Blair Bishop.
 Chief Ron Murtaugh wrote on Facebook, "He embraced the Ralston Police Department’s philosophy of community comes first.
Anyone that met K9 Officer Konig, knew that he was very social and friendly. However, in addition we knew he had our
 back and was a great investigator." He went on to say, "Today, he will continue his retirement romping in the fields across
 the Rainbow Bridge."
   submitted by Jim Cortina, Dir. CPWDA

In Loving Memory of
March 24, 2015

Handler:  ?
Virginia Beach Police Department

2509 Princess Anne Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23456

K9 diagnosed with terminal cancer laid to rest 
Kubo, an 8-year-old German Shepard imported from the
Netherlands, joined the Virginia Beach Police Department in late 2009.
A Virginia Beach Police K9 was recently laid to rest after being diagnosed with a terminal form of cancer. Kubo, an 8-year-old German Shepard imported from the Netherlands, joined the Virginia Beach Police Department in late 2009. The dog was a single-purpose K9 in the field of narcotic detection. He is credited with several major cases throughout his career, removing large quantities of drugs from the community. "Kubo was a valuable asset to the city and citizens of Virginia Beach and his quirky mannerisms and friendly demeanor will be greatly missed," officials posted. Kubo took his last tour of duty on March 24. submitted by Jim Cortina, Dir. CPWDA

In Loving Memory of
February 24, 2015

Handler: Officer Wes Gargis
Florence Police Department

702 South Seminary Street

Florence, AL

Retired Florence K-9 dog dies after 5 years of service
Kirk served Florence citizens from 2007 until 2014

On Feb. 24, retired Florence Police K-9 "Kirk," passed away from natural causes. Kirk served Florence citizens for five years
 from 2007 to 2014 and was handled by Officer Wes Gargis. Florence police say during his service, Kirk was deployed over
 600 times in the line of duty and was responsible for over 100 criminal arrests. His work resulted in the seizure of over
 $200,000 dollars in illegal narcotics, money and property. The dog also located hundreds of pieces of evidence used in
 the prosecution of suspects of criminal activity.  
submitted by Jim Cortina, Dir. CPWDA

In Loving Memory of
March 8, 2015

Handler: Deputy Tyler Jacobs

Orleans County Sheriff's Department

255 Main Street
Newport, VT 05855

 Kilo at 8 weeks old and 9 months old . 

Police K-9 killed by vehicle
A young Orleans County Sheriff's Department K9 named "Kilo" was killed Sunday when he was struck by a car in Derby.
Chief Deputy Philip Brooks said the eight-month-old German Shepard was walking with his partner and trainer,
Deputy Tyler Jacobs, when he bolted across a roadway and was struck by a vehicle and killed around 1 p.m. Sunday.
 The pair were off duty at the time of the accident. Brooks said the dog was young and very curious, and apparently
 saw an animal on the other side of the street. Jacobs tried to give a command to stop the dog, but it came too late,
Brooks said. Kilo was born June first of 2014, and was acquired by the Orleans Sheriff's Department in August of
that year. The pup was still in training when he died. Jacobs and Kilo had just completed the third week of a six-week
 drug detection class at the Vermont Police Academy. Kilo was recognized as one of the top canines in the class.
submitted by Jim Cortina, Dir. CPWDA

In Loving Memory of
January 7, 2015

Handler:  Officer Tyler Dean
Lincoln Police Department
575 So. 10th St.
Lincoln, NE 68508

Cancer kills police dog Kony

Police service dog Kony with his handler, Officer Tyler Dean 

A police dog and eight-year year veteran of the Lincoln Police Department died Wednesday, a week before he was set to retire.
 Kony, a German shepard from the Czech Republic, was scheduled to live with his handler of eight years, Officer Tyler Dean,
 as a pet after a career that included going out on nearly 700 service calls, making 75 felony arrests and seizing $750,000
 worth of drugs, according to a department news release. But Dean took Kony to the vet after his partner was acting strangely,
 and doctors discovered a hemangiosarcoma tumor, a highly aggressive cancer. They decided to put Kony down. “Kony will be
 remembered as affectionate, although a hard-working and tireless tracker,” police said in the release. 
submitted by Jim Cortina, Dir. CPWDA