Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

K9 Urk

San Diego County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, January 18, 2003

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Reflections for K9 Urk

From being a current criminal justice student with Former Sheriff's Deputy Dan Settle, this dog will be on my mind. He is said to have been, and I quote, "The best dog ever". I only wish I could have ever met him.

Fire Explorer Enzo DeThomas
Student of former SDSO Deputy Dan Settle

May 10, 2023

I was the Explorer in this incident. There are a few errors in the recount of our situation. I would be more than willing to provide a more accurate account of the incident. Urk was the absolute best K9 I have ever seen. He was in the fight until until he couldn’t.

Brenton Tracy

May 10, 2021

Thank you officer Urk for being brave and for protecting my community. It’s been a few years since that horrible night but I will never forget it. I heard the gunshots as I was asleep in my breeze hill condo. I saw the car still sitting in the roadway with the lights on. That is where your life was taken. I went to your memorial service to show my respect for you and your fellow officers. May you Rest In Peace and never be forgotten. Thank you for your service.


February 28, 2018

Thank you Urk for your service and for exceeding as a K9! As I have been told, you were one of the best dogs in the world. I can imagine that you are in a better place now. We will always remember you for all the good and awesome things you did.

Leo Cruz
High School Student

May 2, 2017

Thank you for your sacrifice and your service!! You will always be remembered and always appreciated. R.I.P. Urk

Deputy Explorer Witzel
SDSO Explorer and student to handler

April 26, 2016

No words can describe the feelings of losing someone you love. By all the stories I have heard about urk I couldn't even try to describe the feelings you have felt. He was the best dog that anyone could ever have and sorry couldn't cut it. Sorry doesn't bring him back but just know that he will forever and always be with you cause he loved you more then anything and he could be your guardian angle because he was your guardian angle his entire life and forever and always will stay as your guardian angle

Elizabeth armstead

May 4, 2015

from the stories that I've heard from Mr. Settle i can only imagine the sadness he felt. Urk was a great dog and companion for Mr.Settle, Urk is in a good place now may he rest in peace

Itzel Vasquez
mission hills high school student

April 22, 2014

I bet that dog was a great friend and fun to be with. His handler is a great guy too.

Paul leister
His handler is my teacher

May 15, 2013

Poor Dog, Well he is in the big dog park in the sky now.

Deputy Chief Inspector Larson

January 22, 2013



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