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K9 Midas

Hancock County Sheriff's Office, West Virginia

End of Watch Monday, July 30, 2018

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Reflections for K9 Midas

A Prayer for K9 Midas:

Thank you for your law enforcement service to the citizens of Hancock County, West Virginia and to the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office. Let us celebrate your accomplishments and remember your selfless sacrifice in the Line-of-Duty. In Luke 3:6 Jesus promised, “And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.” So, death is not the end; it does not have the final say! All dogs do go to heaven because you have a spirit that epitomizes God's unconditional love. After all, DOG is GOD spelt backwards! Now, my furry, four-legged Comrade-in-Blue, rest easy, we will take it from here.

"Well done, good and faithful servant" [Matthew 25:11 ESV]

A Police Dog's Oath:

"I will lay down my life for you and expect nothing but love in return. I protect my officer with my life, and would gladly take a bullet in his/her place. I am sent in to find lost children and fugitives on the run. I find drugs and weapons and even bombs. I am the first sent in and sometimes the last to leave. I am the nose and ears of my officer. I will protect and serve my officer. I would die for my officer and for you. I only ask for compassion and a kind word in return."

Almighty God, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office was fortunate to receive the gift of K9 Midas from You. Now that he has left this life, please help them cope with their loss with strength and courage. I know that their beloved companion no longer suffers, and will live on in many fond memories. May he always be remembered as a trusted colleague who completed his missions with true dedication as he was trained, as well as, the unconditional love he provided his handler and caregivers. May the Lord God bless you always. In Jesus’ holy and mighty name, I pray. Amen.

Pastor/Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DD, MSBS
Ordained / Licensed Independent Christian Minister
The Merrimack Police Department Chaplaincy
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Retired)
Nashua NH Police Department

August 11, 2018

I am sad to learn of the passing of a hero in K9 Officer Midas. May the Lord deliver blessings, comfort and peace to his handler, family, friends and peers.

T W Martinez, retired and FOP member
State of New Mexico/JJS

August 11, 2018



August 7, 2018

Rest in Peace K9 Midas. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the handler and the Hancock County Sheriff's Office.

Cpl. Gary Hughes (Retired)
Passaic County Sheriff's Office
Wayne, New Jersey

August 7, 2018

We will remember.

Miss Eleanore Trupkiewicz
Civilian Supporter of Law Enforcement

August 4, 2018

RIP Midas, Thank You for your service. Deepest sympathies to your handler and the Hancock County Sheriff Office family. God bless you!!!

Sgt. Scott Seitz
Plainsboro Township NJ Police Department

August 3, 2018

Rest in peace Midas. Thank you for your service. Have fun at the rainbow bridge and wait for your partner.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden

August 1, 2018

My deepest sympathies go out to Deputy Hoder and his family as well as the Hancock County Sheriff’s office. Having had the opportunity to train along side Deputy Hoder and Midas was a true pleasure and learning experience. Both are true exemplary examples of a K-9 handler and partner. Midas will truly be missed by the members of the community he served as well as members of the K-9 unit and department.

Ptlm. Bickers
Weirton Police Department

August 1, 2018

Rest in peace Midas!
You will not be forgotten!

Willie Bell Hopewell VA!
Friend Of All Law Enforcement Officers!

August 1, 2018

Midas's Person:

I know neither you nor Midas, but I know that he will remain in your heart forever. Please take comfort in knowing that he knew he was loved and was so happy to have a job to do for you.

Do not blame yourself for these unfortunate circumstances - this was TRULY an accident - there was nothing you could have done to prevent malfunction of mechanical devices.

Thank you for your service to your community.

I will say a prayer for your strength to get through next few days.

Virginia L Fisher
citizen from Marion VA

August 1, 2018

So sorry for that! Thanks k-9 Midas, for your service.

Jeny Ruiz
Facebook friend

August 1, 2018

I’m so sorry for your loss.

Krista Morisen(EMT-B, ret)

August 1, 2018

Rest peacefully Midas. Prayers to his handler, may you too, find peace.

Meighan Garrick
Civilian Supporter

August 1, 2018

RIP Midas

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

July 31, 2018

A hero indeed!!! May he Rest In Peace We send our love thoughts prayers support and light to all. Especially his handler.

Tiffany Wells

July 31, 2018

Rest In Peace K-9 Midas.

Officer Michael Stivers
Byrnes Mill, MO. PD

July 31, 2018

Not all heroes have two legs some have four legs, a tail, and a heart of gold. Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace K9 Midas.

Gail Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit Police Officer Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/2004

July 31, 2018

Rest easy Midas, Thank you for your service.

Jerry Matalone #8046 (Retired)
Des Moines Iowa Police Department

July 31, 2018

May God welcome you into paradise K-9 Midas. I know you are in great company. I am truly sorry.

Sgt David Osborne Jr
Tennessee Highway Patrol

July 31, 2018

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