Fallen K-9 Heroes of 2018

In 2018 our nation lost 27 K-9 heroes in the line of duty. These fallen K-9s will be honored as part of the official events of Police Week in Washington, DC. The National Police Dog FoundationFOP DC Lodge #1, and United for Blue will be co-hosting the 2nd Annual Police K-9 Memorial Service. The memorial service includes a wreath-laying ceremony to honor the memory of fallen police K-9s who have given their lives in the line of duty.

The event will be held on May 11th, 2019, at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, 450 F St. NW, Washington, DC, to remember the contributions and sacrifices of our fallen K-9 Heroes.

In honor of Police Week, the National Police Dog Foundation will showcase our appreciation for these K-9s heroes, by acknowledging their department with a certificate of remembrance for their fallen K-9.

The National Police Dog Foundation’s K-9 Memorial Fund is a fund that has been set up to assist Law Enforcement Agencies who are not only grieving from the loss of one of their K-9 officers but also who do not have the funds to replace the K-9s. Each year dozens of K-9s who are the first line of defense, unfortunately, fall in the line of duty.

The fund assists in covering the costs directly associated with:
– the replacement of K-9s and related training can cost as much as $25,000.00 per K-9 to be street ready
– the Annual Police K-9 Memorial Service during Police Week in Washington, DC

Please donate to our K-9 Memorial Fund that supports law enforcement departments and their K-9s who selflessly put their lives on the line for us every day.

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Below is a list of each brave K-9 that was lost in the line of duty in 2018:

K-9 Axe
St. Clair Shores PD, MI
EOW: November 4, 2018
Cause of Death: Gunfire

K-9 Bandit
Sutter Cnty Sheriff, CA
EOW: November 15, 2018
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

K-9 Bane
Phoenix PD, AZ
EOW: April 17, 2018
Cause of Death: Unidentified Weapon

K-9 Bane
Tulare PD, CA
EOW: December 9, 2018
Cause of Death: Gunfire

K-9 Benzi
Columbus Div. of Police, OH
EOW: September 1, 2018
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

K-9 Boco
Lincoln Parish Sheriff, LA
EOW: August 17, 2018
Cause of Death: Gunfire

K-9 Brock
St. Mary’s Cnty Sheriff, MD
EOW: January 18, 2018
Cause of Death: Training accident

K-9 Cade
Hendricks Cnty Sheriff, IN
EOW: July 4, 2018
Cause of Death: Duty related illness

K-9 Choper
Conewango Township PD, PA
EOW: June 6, 2018
Cause of Death: Fall

K-9 Cigo
Palm Beach Cnty Sheriff, FL
EOW: December 24, 2018
Cause of Death: Gunfire

K-9 Eico
Davis Cnty Sheriff, IA
EOW: March 11, 2018
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

K-9 Fang
Jacksonville Cnty Sheriff, FL
EOW: September 30, 2018
Cause of Death: Gunfire

K-9 Grunt
Refugio Cnty Sheriff, TX
EOW: September 1, 2018
Cause of Death: Assault

K-9 Hemi
Arkansas State Police, AK
EOW: July 30, 2018
Cause of Death: Gunfire

K-9 Kastor
Waco PD, TX
EOW: October 5, 2018
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

K-9 Midas
Hancock Cnty Sheriff, WV
EOW: July 30, 2018
Cause of Death: Heat exhaustion

K-9 Mojo
North Charleston PD, SC
EOW: February 15, 2018
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

K-9 Nell
Refugio Cnty Sheriff, TX
EOW: September 1, 2018
Cause of Death: Assault

K-9 Rocky
Genesee Cnty Sheriff, MI
EOW: October 2, 2018
Cause of Death: Training accident

K-9 Rocky
Riverhead PD, NY
EOW: September 2, 2018
Cause of Death: Automobile crash

K-9 Rony
Houston PD, TX
EOW: February 21, 2018
Cause of Death: Accidental

K-9 Rush
Boston PD, MA
EOW: October 1, 2018
Cause of Death: Duty related illness

K-9 Scout
Jefferson Cnty Sheriff, NY
EOW: January 18, 2018
Cause of Death: Asphyxiation

K-9 Smokey
Nowata PD, OK
EOW: August 28, 2018
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

K-9 Tuco
Stephens Cnty Sheriff, OK
EOW: May 20, 2018
Cause of Death: Drowned

K-9 Turbo
Columbia PD, SC
EOW: July 28, 2018
Cause of Death: Heat exhaustion

K-9 Vader
Virginia State Police, VA
EOW: August 1, 2018
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Information courtesy of www.odmp.org and local departments.

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