Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

K9 Rush

Boston Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Monday, October 1, 2018

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Reflections for K9 Rush

We will remember.

Miss Eleanore Trupkiewicz
Civilian Supporter of Law Enforcement

October 15, 2018

Rest easy Rush, 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 men & women of the Abilene Police Department extend their condolences to the Boston Police Dept following the death of K9 Rush. We are mindful of the training and partnership K9 Rush had with their handler and are sorry for this loss. Our deepest respect to our law enforcement family.

Beth Reeves, Chaplain
Abilene Police Department

October 9, 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 9, 2018

K9 Rush so sorry to hear of your passing may God watch over your handler. The thing about our K9's is they do what is asked of them to do daily and never complain. They are always their for us when called upon or needed day or night. K9 Rush passed away because of doing what he loved to do. Thank you our K9 friend Rush for your dedicated service to your Community and to your Department. Most of all thank you for your Ultimate Sacrifice in the Line of Duty.

Res.Sgt.Rudy Jones
Cuyahoga Falls Police,Ohio

October 5, 2018

R.I.P. a true hero

Richard Carroll BM2 U.S. Coast Guard
U.S. Coast Guard

October 4, 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 Rush

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

October 4, 2018

A Prayer for K9 Rush:

Thank you for your law enforcement service to the citizens of Boston, Massachusetts and to the Boston Police Department. 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 Boston Police Department was fortunate to receive the gift of K9 Rush 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

October 4, 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 Rush.

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

October 3, 2018

Rest in peace RUSH you are a hero and so is your handler. God has a special protector now and his name is Rush. I cant imagine the sorrow his department feels but knowing he was doing his job to protect others makes us feel grateful. There will be many fond memories of RUSH and the pictures posted are helpful in that he will always be remembered. My prayers for his handler and RUSH thank you for protecting us. God bless


October 3, 2018

Rest in Peace K9 Rush. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with Rush's handler and the Boston Police Department.

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

October 3, 2018

So sorry for the loss of K9 condolences to his handler and family. Reminds us what a dangerous job our officers face every day.

Noreen A. Pazderski, DVM
veterinarian to NYSP K9 Losco (and formerly NYSP K9 TC)

October 3, 2018

Rest in peace Rush!
You will not be forgotten!

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

October 3, 2018

K-9 Rush thank you for your service. May God welcome you with open arms. I know you are in the best of company.

Sgt. David Osborne Jr
Tennessee Highway Patrol

October 3, 2018

K-9 Rush, Our tears are shed too for the loss of you. Your partner/handler must know that we grieve with him, knowing the heartache of a week of cautious waiting and praying for your recovery. Your star shines brightly in the heavens, precious hero. May the good Lord comfort their hearts with visions of your wagging tail, the goofy times shared and the complete devotion and courage that was you.

Susan King, Board
Michigan War Dog Memorial

October 3, 2018

Praying special photographs and memories will be of some comfort to his handler and family and those with him he served.

Kathleen Phillips-Hellman
My nephew is a LEO in California

October 3, 2018

RIP Rush!!

Celete Baldino, PS Communications Superv
Charlottesville-UVA-Albemarle County 911

October 3, 2018

To Rush’s Handler: You did everything right. Rush is beyond sorrow and pain. Be at peace.

Forrest Hooper

October 3, 2018

This really brings me to tears. RIP Officer Rush. Thank you for your service.

Heather Hansen

October 2, 2018

Rest in peace, buddy...

Teri McPhail

October 2, 2018

RIP Rush

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

October 2, 2018

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