Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

K9 Kastor

Waco Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, October 5, 2018

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Reflections for K9 Kastor



November 21, 2018

We send our deepest condolences to Kastor, his family, and his agency. Although we have never met him, we feel the impact of his loss because we work with people who bring in their own K-9. We form deep connections with our comrades, human or not. Again, we honor those who serve our community and keep us safe.
-North Shore Senior High Criminal Justice Team

North Shore Criminal Justice Team

November 13, 2018

We have an EOW tree in front of our house honoring all our Texas Finest we have lost since 2016. K9 Kastor will join the names.
Honoring Courage and Saluting Sacrifice.

Citizen Bethany Boyce

November 3, 2018

My heart breaks for your handler & other officer involved.

Survivor of Trooper Calvin Taylor EOW 10-3-01

October 30, 2018

On October 21/2018
I will be riding 103 miles
On Champion ride for Charities 2018
Lake Mary Florida, it was given to me
The Honor roll of Heroers: K9 Kastor.
When I was 13 years old. I have to give away my princess she was black with beautiful brown eyes,

Marco Santiago

October 20, 2018

On October 21/2018
I will be riding 103 miles
On Champion ride for Charities 2018
Lake Mary Florida, it was given to me
The Honor roll of Heroers: K9 Kastor.
When I was 13 years old I lose my princess she was black with beautiful brown eyes,

Marco Santiago

October 20, 2018

Rest in peace buddy

Lt. Chris van Niekerk
X Mil. Vet. SADF 32 Battalion ( SA Army)

October 20, 2018

RIP Canine Kastor. I agree with Sgt Jones, this is not an accidental death.

SFC William Farrell
US Army Military Police Ret.

October 15, 2018

We will remember.

Miss Eleanore Trupkiewicz
Civilian Supporter of Law Enforcement

October 15, 2018

I'm so very sorry for my son who is devastated. They were a great team. Kastor was loved and cared for. He was trained by the best as was my son, the handler. RIP Kastor, run free. I wish peace of mind to my son and the other officer did what you had to do Mike.

Cynthia Bucher
Waco Police Department

October 15, 2018

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

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden

October 15, 2018

This was not accidental. This was intentional to stop further harm to the handler. This is sad that this has to happen but they are animals. May you rest in peace Kastor.

Res.Sgt.Rudy Jones
Cuyahoga Falls Police,Ohio

October 13, 2018

Rest in Peace K9 Kastor. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the handler and the Waco Police Department.

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

October 13, 2018

The Abilene Police Department extends their condolences to the Waco Police Department following the death of K9 Kastor. Prayers are also extended to K9 Kastor's handler for a full recovery.

Beth Reeves, Chaplain
Abilene Police Department

October 12, 2018

Rest In Peace Kastor. Thank you for your service. Heaven will welcome you with warmth and love.

Daneen Natac
Wife of a law enforcement officer

October 12, 2018

Rest easy Kastor, Thank you for your service.

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

October 11, 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 Kastor.

Gail M. Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit Police Officer Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/04

October 10, 2018

K-9 Kastor, May you enjoy peace now and fellowship with your K-9 peers as you romp across the Rainbow Bridge. We pray that God will comfort your partner and fellow officers, especially in light of the trauma they have endured in having to make the agonizing and horrific decision to release you to eternal life. May God bless them with confidence and faith in knowing that their excellent handling of split second decisions is sound and correct. May God assure them that all is well with them and you.

Susan King, Board
Michigan War Dog Memorial

October 10, 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

May God welcome you K-9 Kastor.

Sgt. David Osborne Jr
Tennessee Highway Patrol

October 10, 2018

A Prayer for K9 Kastor:

Thank you for your law enforcement service to the citizens of Waco, Texas and to the Waco 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]

Almighty God, the Waco Police Department was fortunate to receive the gift of K9 Kastor 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 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 9, 2018

One of the best K9s I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. He will be sorely missed. Rest In Peace.

Deputy R Woodruff
McLennan County Constable Pct1

October 9, 2018

Rest in peace Kastor!
You will not be forgotten!

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

October 9, 2018

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