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K9 Benzi

Columbus Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, September 1, 2018

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Reflections for K9 Benzi

K-9 Benzi, your life is a sober reminder for all of us of the daily dangers and sad outcomes that both human and K-9 officers have to deal with, sometimes in the split second. God, however, was expecting you home and now you can enjoy the rest and peace you deserve. May He heal your partner's body, soul and spirit and comfort and heal the department in their untimely loss.

Susan King, Board
Michigan War Dog Memorial

September 4, 2018

A Prayer for K9 Benzi:

Thank you for your law enforcement service to the citizens of Columbus, Ohio and to the Columbus Division of Police Police. 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 Columbus Division of Police was fortunate to receive the gift of K9 Benzi 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.

Chaplain Steven Robert Closs, DD, MSBS,
Ordained & Licensed Independent Christian Minister
Ministry: The Law Enforcement Chaplaincy
Chaplain: Merrimack NH Police Department [Since 2014]

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

September 3, 2018

We will remember.

Miss Eleanore Trupkiewicz
Civilian Supporter of Law Enforcement

September 3, 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 Benzi.

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

September 3, 2018

May God welcome you K-9 Benzi. I know you are in the best of company.

Sgt. David Osborne Jr
Tennessee Highway Patrol

September 2, 2018

Rest in peace Benzi!
You will not be forgotten!

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

September 2, 2018

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