K9 Sonja

K9 Sonja

Dorchester County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

End of Watch Friday, March 9, 2007

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Sonja

K9 Sonja and her handler, Deputy Sheriff Phillip Michael Deese, were killed in a head-on traffic collision.

Sonja's handler was driving westbound on I-26 in an unincorporated part of Dorchester County when a pick-up truck crossed the median, hitting the deputy's patrol car head on. The crash killed the deputy, the driver of the pick-up, and Sonja.

Bio

  • Breed Unknown Breed
  • Gender Female
  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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"Called To Give My All"
I am a deputy in a canine crew.
I've been trained to see it through.
When danger's near my ears perk up,
they taught me that as a little pup.
I'm often there to protect your rights,
my presence sometimes hinders fights.
I never attack with thought to kill,
when subduing one, my job I fill.
I never worry a single thought,
as to how I'll fare at a certain spot.
The love I have for a handler's care,
is all I need, each day to fare.
And if some day my luck turns bad,
I'll relish all the joys I've had.
To be with men who stand for good,
in a special kind of brotherhood.
The story's end by now you know,
of how I tried for a better show.
I did my best,
though I did fall,
when I was called and gave my all.

Payton Lines, 16 still in school
Future Police Officer

October 25, 2017

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