K-9 Teams laid a rose for each of the K-9s who died the line of duty in 2018.

This month’s newsletter is dedicated to honoring those K-9s, who in 2018, have fallen in the line of duty.

2nd Annual Police K-9 Memorial Service 

Saturday, May 11, 2019

The National Police Dog Foundation, FOP DC Lodge #1, and United for Blue
co-hosted the 2nd Annual Police K-9 Memorial Service at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC.

The memorial service included a rose and wreath-laying ceremony to honor the memory of fallen police K-9s who have given their lives in the line of duty. The memorial service was followed by a reception at the nearby FOP DC Lodge #1.

NATIONAL POLICE DOG FOUNDATION K-9 MEMORIAL FUND
It is an honor for the Foundation to co-host this memorial service honoring our K-9s, however, there are many costs to host this event in a dignified way. The Foundation has established the K-9 Memorial Fund to honor these fallen K-9 heroes, and help fund the replacement of these K-9s.

Please consider donating to our K-9 Memorial Fund to ensure the continuation of this well-deserving event and keep our K-9 units strong. Please help us honor those who gave their lives for our safety.

Donations help offset:
– replacement and training of fallen K-9s — approximately $25,000.00 per K-9 to be street ready
– the Annual Police K-9 Memorial Service during Police Week in Washington, DC

To donate, please go to www.nationalpolicedogfoundation.org/donate/k-9-memorial-fund.

CLICK HERE To Donate To The K-9 Memorial Fund

Photos of our solemn ceremony:

Ron Dalzell DVM, a founding member of the National Police Dog Foundation, was the master of ceremony.

Lori Sharpe Day, Interim CEO of The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, reminded us of the hallowed ground on which the memorial service was held.  photo: Lynn Cronquist

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Assistant Chief of Police, Jeffery Carroll, Metropolitan PD, DC, reminded us of the hard work done by our K-9 heroes and of the ultimate sacrifice they made.

Corporal Eric Brennan, Baltimore PD, MD, spoke of the importance and special bond between handler and K-9.

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A full honor guard and bagpipe band set the tone of the ceremony.

A memorial print created for the handlers of the 2018 Fallen K-9s, was presented to Judi Reilly, President of the National Police Dog Foundation, by Officer Rose Borisow, from the Montgomery County PD, MD.

photo: Lynn Cronquist

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photo: Lynn Cronquist

photo: Lynn Cronquist