Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

K9 Bandit

Sutter County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch Thursday, November 15, 2018

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Reflections for K9 Bandit

I am sorry to learn of the passing of a Hero in Police Officer K9 Bandit. May the Lord deliver blessings, comfort and peace to his handler, family and friends.

Retired TW Martinez, FOP member
State of New Mexico/JJS

January 19, 2019

I am SO Sorry to hear of the loss of Bandit. Your handler, family, and fellow officers will Never forget you. Now rest good boy.


January 15, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Sutter County, California Sheriff’s Office and the family, friends, and colleagues of K-9 Bandit, who was shot and killed in the Line-of-Duty on Thursday, November 15, 2018. Let us celebrate his accomplishments and remember his selfless sacrifice in the Line-of-Duty. Now that K9 Bandit has left this life, please help the members of the Sutter County Sheriff’s Office cope with his loss with strength and courage. May K9 Bandit always be remembered as a trusted colleague who completed his missions with true dedication and the unconditional love he provided his caregivers. Heavenly Father, by Your Word, death is not the end; it does not have the final say! For Scripture promises that all flesh shall see the salvation of God! All dogs do go to heaven, because they have a spirit that epitomizes God’s unconditional love. After all, DOG spelt backwards is GOD! Well done, good and faithful servant!

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D. Div.
The Steven R. Closs Christian Law Enforcement Chaplaincy
Merrimack, NH 03054

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D. Div.
Nashua / Merrimack NH Police Departments

January 14, 2019

you were a great dog :)


January 8, 2019


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

November 30, 2018

A heartfelt thank you to K9 Officer Bandit, his family, and his brothers and sisters in blue, for their unwavering service and dedication.

Jonette Bumgarner

November 29, 2018

Why must the good die young?!?!? RIP Bandit, you are and will always be a hero.

Rusty Shackleford

November 28, 2018

"To Protect And Serve" is just what you did. If an officer had made that approach he could well have been shot and even killed. Your love for your handler and for your job cost you your life, but you died in the line of duty doing what you had been trained to do; disable a murderer before he could kill again.

Holly Rockwell-Celerier

November 25, 2018

Thank you for your service Bandit. You won’t be forgotten.

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

November 25, 2018

We will remember.

Miss Eleanore Trupkiewicz
Civilian Supporter of Law Enforcement

November 24, 2018

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

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden

November 24, 2018



November 21, 2018

Rainbow Bridge has just gotten a little safer for all of our furry friends. Your Watch hasn't ended Bandit, your now on modified assignment. We're all cheering you on from down here hero K9.

Patrolman (Retired) Hugh Hamilton

November 20, 2018

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

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

November 19, 2018

I am Bandit’s handler. Can you update his age to 4 years old and his tour to 16 months please.

Sutter County Sheriff’s

November 19, 2018

Your service was appreciated, your playfulness cherished... but above all,,,, your faithfulness to your duty and your partner was outstanding. You will be missed

Lorraine Ouellette
A friend in Canada

November 18, 2018

Very sorry for the Loss of K9 Officer Bandit.

Mark Carpenter Retired Officer
Nassau Bay Texas PD

November 18, 2018

So very sorry. May Bandit Rest In Peace.

Friend of Law Enforcement

November 18, 2018

May God welcome you with open arms K-9 Bandit. Thank you for your service.

Sgt. David Osborne Jr
Tennessee Highway Patrol

November 18, 2018

Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Sr. Asst.Solicitor Genera Nancy Johnson

November 17, 2018

K9 Bandit you are a Hero. You died in the line of Duty with no hesitation doing what you loved to do. Thank you for your Service to your Community and to your Department. Most of all for your Ultimate Sacrifice in the line of duty.

Res.Sgt.Rudy Jones
Cuyahoga Falls Police,Ohio

November 17, 2018

Rest in peace Bandit!
You will not be forgotten!

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

November 17, 2018

Very sorry to find out about K-9 BANDIT. RIP BENDIT GOD has a special place for all K-9s

David R Taurisano
Utica NY Police Dept. Retired

November 17, 2018

RIP Bandit

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

November 17, 2018

RIP dear Bandit , thank you so grateley for your special service which you have payed with your dear life.

It is once again a sad day in which a K9 lost his life.

Something standing out is that Bandit was seems to have been killed by the same people supposed to protect him.

You Mr Sheriff needs to ensure your K9 handler's are propper trained to deal with these incidents. A bad boeboe I believe.

Bandit you are now safely in God's hands where you will be safe forever.

Thank you so much for your service.

Lt. Chris van Niekerk
Special Task Force K9 Unit South Africa

November 17, 2018

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