Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

K9 King

Clarksville Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Monday, May 22, 1978

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Reflections for K9 King

KING,
I met you when my GSD Rex was called home he is buried by you. We uncovered your grave and I fell in love with you before we even learned what a hero you were though your stone told me it was bad whatever happened. When I learned what happened I unofficially adopted you into my family, in fact, your picture hangs in my living room with my family I share your story with everyone as if I have known you forever. We have put a gorgeous cross, vase with flowers, wreath, lights, and a police blue light to honor you and for all to see how loved you are and to be welcomed to visit you. I WILL NEVER LET YOU BE FORGOTTEN! I WILL NEVER LET WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU BE IGNORED! YOU WERE JUST A BABY AND YOU STOOD AS BRAVE AS TALL AS STRONG AS ANY MAN I KNOW! GOD BLESS YOU KING AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR BRAVERY, LOYALTY, SACRIFICE!!!!! I will always be there at the cemetery taking care of you and talking to you and telling you I love you.

Traci Vallone
Citizen

May 14, 2019

I thank you, King, for your dedication, your heroism, and your service. Because of you and the recognition of your sacrifice by the City of Clarksville, me and my two 'little guys' enjoy 'King's Run Bark Park'.
Mickey, (a yappy 5lb maltese), Joe, (a noble 5lb West Highland White Terrier), and myself, have visited the park many times over the last year. We have found companionship, peace, and some much needed exercise. Mickey and Joe are apartments dogs and they get so excited about the outing.
We honor and salute you, King! (Well, Mickey & Joe salute you in their own way! Usually on the first tree to the right! Apologizing, and trying to inject humour, I digress...) But your sacrifice and memory lives on and is touching lives still. Thank you, again.
Sincerely, Vickey, Mickey, and Joe Coble

Vickey Coble
citizen of Clarksville, Tennessee

December 10, 2015

RIP King

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

November 5, 2014

Rest easy King. Hero's never really die. Thay are needed elsewhere.

Deputy John Hire
Hampden county Sheriff

July 9, 2013

I was one of the ambulance service employees (EMT) who responded to the call. King took a point blank shotgun blast to the abdomen. I will never forget the anguish that is parter suffered.

Rusty Shelton
Montgomery County Ambulance Service

January 28, 2013

RIP KING!!!! FOREVER A HERO!!!!

grateful citizen

December 18, 2012

You are a true Hero King, may you RIP and know that you shall never be forgotten. A Hero may fall but will never be forgotten King.

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

September 24, 2012

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