Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

K9 Fang

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Sunday, September 30, 2018

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Reflections for K9 Fang

Rest easy Fang, Thank you for your service.

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

October 11, 2018


Are these magnificent creatures now with the Lord Himself in the Heavenly Realm? Pastor and Author Randy Alcorn at certainly feels this is factual, and even devoted 2 chapters of his best selling “Heaven” book to establish his case. Many of his inspiring articles are at: We can also get a glimpse of the Glorious Reunions awaiting their devoted Handlers, Trainers and Owners at May the Good Lord comfort these intelligent and brave animals and their human family and caring departments accordingly…

Joe Lanier
A former Asst. Chief with the Jasper Texas PD

October 10, 2018

The Abilene Police Dept extends their condolences to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office and especially to the handler of K9 Fang, following the death of his beloved partner. We are grateful for the service rendered by K9 Fang as he protected his community.

Beth Reeves, Chaplain
Abilene Police Department

October 9, 2018

My heart breaks at the senseless and evil action which was taken against K-9 Fang. I want to see this killer charged and sentenced to the full extent of the law. I have respect for all K-9s in law enforcement and military service who protect and serve along with their handlers. Thank you Fang for your duty and precious sacrifice .

Jan Hodge
Civilian Law Enforcement Supporter and parent of a law enforcement det

October 4, 2018

Rest in Peace K9 Fang. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with Fang's Handler and the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

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

October 3, 2018


Citizen Brian Potter

October 2, 2018

Rest in peace Fang!
You will not be forgotten!

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

October 2, 2018

REST in peace Officer K9 FANG you are not forgotten HERO !

Blue Blood family Laurie Crilly
Us citizen

October 2, 2018

We know you'll be waiting for your partner and best friend over the Rainbow Bridge. Rest in peace and thank you for your ultimate sacrifice.

COII (former) Robin Joplin
Arizona Department of Corrections

October 2, 2018

K9 Fang.. may all dogs go to heaven...i wish that every K9 were vested. Your passing and hearing that Yelp is so painstakingly familiar.
Bless you, dear Fang

NCO Staff Sergeant
United States Armed Forces

October 1, 2018

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

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden

October 1, 2018

You were always there when needed, devoted loving and true, no one could wish for anything more than a faithful friend like you. R.I.P K9 Fang

Constable E Scully (retired)
Merseyside Police (England) Dog Section

October 1, 2018

Heroes live forever. Prayers to family and friends.

Retired telecommunicator

October 1, 2018

So sorry to hear this. God bless Fand and his handler. Know that he is still with you in spirit

Rhonda Allen

October 1, 2018

RIP Fang. Good doggo.

-Tyler Evans

October 1, 2018

RIP Fang

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

October 1, 2018

K-9 Fang, the beautiful light in your eyes can never been dimmed even if evil took your life from this earth. You were specially placed by God to perform as a hero and that you did well. Rest now, precious K-9, and may your partner, family and fellow officers know that you always had their backs and that, if given another chance, would without hesitation, do it all again because your heart was always to protect and serve.

Susan King, Board
Michigan War Dog Memorial

September 30, 2018

Rip hero

Probation/Parole Officer Courtney Stewar

September 30, 2018


Probation/Parole Officer Courtney Stewar

September 30, 2018

Rest ‘O Mighty One. You did good boy. Now just rest.

Mrs Judy Canon
Del Mar Community College

September 30, 2018

We will remember.

Miss Eleanore Trupkiewicz
Civilian Supporter of Law Enforcement

September 30, 2018

RIP Fang.

Retired MSgt, Mark Perry
United States Air Force Security Forces

September 30, 2018

A Prayer for K9 Fang:

Thank you for your law enforcement service to the citizens of Jacksonville, Florida and to the Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office was fortunate to receive the gift of K9 Fang 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, D. Div., M.S.B.S., B.S.B.S.
Ordained & Licensed Independent Christian Minister
Ministry: The Law Enforcement Chaplaincy
Chaplain: Merrimack NH Police Department [Since 2014]
Chaplain: Nashua NH Police Department [Since 2018]
Member of the National Association of Christian Ministers

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

September 30, 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 Fang.

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

September 30, 2018

I am so very sorry for your terrible loss. Losing an Animal Friend/Partner is horrendous. Thank you both for you service. Wishing you peace and serenity until you meet K9Fang in Valhalla. Throw the book at the suspect...and throw away the key.

Diana Culver
Animal Advocate/Blue Family

September 30, 2018

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