Fallen K-9 heroes of 2016

In honor of National Police Week, the National Police Dog Foundation honors all K-9s that have fallen in the line of duty during 2016. In an effort to showcase our appreciation for these K-9s, the NPDF will send each of their department heads a letter of remembrance for their fallen K-9. They will also receive a copy of the iconic photograph of a K-9 in front of the Law Enforcement Memorial Wall. The photo is from the art photography book Solemn Vow, taken by well-known author/photographer Jim Corbett. Jim donates all proceeds of the book to the aid of active and retired K-9s. The department heads will then present, on behalf of the NPDF, the plaques to the handler of each fallen K-9 as tokens of our gratitude for their service.

Below is a list of each brave K-9 that was lost in the line of duty in 2016:

K-9 Payne
Pembroke PD, NC
EOW: November 29, 2016
Cause of Death: Gunfire

K-9 Rex
San Juan PD, TX
EOW: June 2, 2016
Cause of Death: Heat exhaustion

K-9 Thor
Wethersfield PD, CT
EOW: November 22, 2016
Cause of Death: Assault

K-9 Duke
Richland Parish Sheriff, LA
EOW: June 1, 2016
Cause of Death: Heat exhaustion

K-9 Forest
Volusia County Sheriff, FL
EOW: November 22, 2016
Cause of Death: Gunfire

K-9 Ledger
La Salle County Sheriff, TX
EOW: May 29, 2016
Cause of Death: Heat exhaustion

K-9 Jardo
Boise PD, ID
EOW: November 16, 2016
Cause of Death: Gunfire

K-9 Suki
Westchester Cty-Public Sfty, NY
EOW: May 20, 2016
Cause of Death: Heat exhaustion

K-9 Helo
Alaska State Troopers, AK
EOW: September 25, 2016
Cause of Death: Gunfire

K-9 Bruno
Anaheim PD, CA
EOW: May 18, 2016
Cause of Death: Gunfire

K-9 Lina
Madison County Sheriff, AR
EOW: September 9, 2016
Cause of Death: Heat exhaustion

K-9 Aldo
Unified PD of Gtr Salt Lake, UT
EOW: April 27, 2016
Cause of Death: Gunfire

K-9 Ty Vom Friedrichsfelder Eck
California City PD, CA
EOW: September 7, 2016
Cause of Death: Assault

K-9 Nicky
Las Vegas Metropolitan PD, NV
EOW: March 31, 2016
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

K-9 Amigo
Kingman PD, AZ
EOW: August 20, 2016
Cause of Death: Heat exhaustion

K-9 Reefer
Chelan County Sheriff, WA
EOW: March 9, 2016
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

K-9 Mojo
Arlington PD, TX
EOW: July 19, 2016
Cause of Death: Heat exhaustion

K-9 Vigor
Monroe County Sheriff, TN
EOW: March 9, 2016
Cause of Death: Drowned

K-9 Totti
Pennsylvania Dept of Corrections, PA
EOW: July 7, 2016
Cause of Death: Heat exhaustion

K-9 Aren
Port Authority of Allegheny Cty PD, PA
EOW: January 31, 2016
Cause of Death: Stabbed

K-9 Roscoe
Emmett PD, ID
EOW: July 1, 2016
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

K-9 Betcha
Rutland County Sheriff, VT
EOW: January 29, 2016
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

K-9 Credo
Long Beach PD, CA
EOW: June 28, 2016
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

K-9 Kobus
Omaha PD, NE
EOW: January 23, 2016
Cause of Death: Gunfire

K-9 Tyson
Fountain County Sheriff, IN
EOW: June 27, 2016
Cause of Death: Heat exhaustion

K-9 Jag
Twin Rivers U.S.D. PD, CA
EOW: January 20, 2016
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

K-9 Lazer
US Dept Homeland Security, TX
EOW: June 20, 2016
Cause of Death: Heat exhaustion

K-9 Ogar
Smith Cnty Constable’s Office, TX
EOW: January 19, 2016
Cause of Death: Gunfire

K-9 Bruno
Amarillo PD, TX
EOW: June 12, 2016
Cause of Death: Accidental

K-9 Krijger
Norfolk PD, VA
EOW: January 11, 2016
Cause of Death: Gunfire

K-9 Inca
Cherokee Cnty School Dist. PD, GA
EOW: June 10, 2016
Cause of Death: Heat exhaustion

K-9 Jethro
Canton PD, OH
EOW: January 10, 2016
Cause of Death: Gunfire

K-9 Bak
Stephens County Sheriff, OK
EOW: August 4, 2016
Cause of Death: Heat exhaustion

K-9 Jojo
San Bernardino Cnty Sheriff, CA
EOW: January 6, 2016
Cause of Death: Asphyxiation

Information courtesy of www.odmp.org

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