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K9 Sasha

Warwick Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Saturday, September 1, 2012

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Reflections for K9 Sasha

Every year at our Law Enforcement Memorial Service here in Oldham County, Kentucky, we remember the K9s who have fallen in the line of duty. K9s participate in the service. Sasha's picture and obit will appear in our 2013 memorial service booklet.

Chaplain Jim Powell
Oldham County Police Dept.

September 24, 2012

Sasha, I just couldn't stop thinking about you since I read this 3 days ago. Being a former handler myslf, in 1992 I got my first K9, a black and bown Rott. named Megie, my best friend. She became my family dog later and died of old age. I'm sure she was there to welcome and guide you in haven. Although I'm in the private sector now, I rescued a 3 week old Border collie 3yrs ago left for dead. I fed her through a bottle for a few wks until she could eat puppy food. I named her C.J. Now 3yrs later, CJ has been the best dog I ever owned. She is responsible for saving the life a a 14yr old girl lost in the middle of the deep northern woods in a snow storm. It was 1am and the Sheriff's dept. have been searching for hours at this time. I arrived with CJ to offer assistants and was told NO wait til day light. CJ didn't want to wait and pulled me like crazy, 4 hrs later deep in the woods there the girl was hid behind a log, crying and scard of the sounds of the wolves howling. At this time I had no idea where I was or even how to get out. CJ took action again and led us home, 4 hrs later we were out. The next day CJ spent playing with my kids and all their friends, it was she loves. She is an all a round K-9. I share this with you becaus she is a lot like you, from what I have read. You two would have been great friends. I can understand how an Officer can leave a k-9 in the vehicle for awhile because of a call. What I don't understand is how they can forget or not take pre-caution steps. My dog is always on my mind and even comes on family vactions when possible. I always keep a covered bucket of water and bowl of food on the back floor of my vehicle which I uncover when I get out, just in case. On those really hot days I also keep a cooler of dry ice in my vehicle which I open when I get out, just in case. It's just a few extra steps that could make a world of difference. Sasah, I do beleive that new rules will be set for the handling of K-9's going forward, so rest assured you didn't die in vein. RIP my friend, may god be with you.

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

September 24, 2012

Southwest Regional Police extend our support for all K-9 officers and their handlers. We truly regret the death of our fallen comrade Sasha.

Chief John Dale Hartman
Souythwest Regional Police

September 24, 2012

Rest in peace, K-9 Sasha. Thank you for your service. Prayers for your handler and your department.

Kathy B
Grateful Citizen

September 24, 2012

Sorry to hear about this mishap, Sasha will be remembered as a brave soul.

Robert A.

September 24, 2012

So SAD, please RIP Sasha ;o(

Michael Wallace

September 24, 2012

Rest in Peace Sasha. You are an angel, we love you sweet girl.

Cheryl Dickson (Hayes)
San Diego County Sheriff's Department, Retired

September 24, 2012

Rest in peace girl. You'll never be forgotten.

Sgt Richard Eckert
Town of Chester Police Dept

September 24, 2012

Sasha, I hope you can feel the love that we all have for you. We are working so hard to get you home and to honor you for the hero you are!!! Rest peacefully, sweet girl. People all over the world know you now, and they are giving you the respect that your partner didn't. We love you!!

Shannon Zapf
Justice for K-9 Sasha

September 24, 2012

RIP Sasha! Your devotion to duty will surley live on. Enjoy eternity over the Rainbow Bridge with all your brother and sister K9's that have served and gone before you as you help guard Heavens Gate!
"Where Angels Fear to Fly, K9 Leads the Way!"

Ptlm. Frank A. Yevchak Jr.
Upper Saddle River, NJ Retired

September 24, 2012

SAD!!! Unbelievable that this could happen...My thoughts and sorrow go to the poor Sasha as well as her handler....My thoughts are with both.....

State Traffic Officer Mike Becze #7185
California Highway Patrol

September 23, 2012

RIP Sasha. Your name is known well already and you will be a hero forever.

Lindy Knapp
Wife of Fairfax Deputy

September 23, 2012

You are a hero & an angel. God bless you & your family.

D/S Timothy Hernandez & D/S Christina Hernandez
Escambia County S/O

September 23, 2012

Thank you for your Heroism Sasha, RIP

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

September 22, 2012

You have more people in love with you than ever before, Your death will not be in vain, You legacy will result in many other K9's being treated, with respect in Life and in Death. No other K9 should be buried in the back yard like a bag of trash. You will recieve a Hero's Burial.. Your Name will be known Throughout The World.. You will be Known as the K9 that brought Justice to All K9's in the World.. We all Love You

Eugene "Ray" Bedal Sgt. (Retired)

September 21, 2012

RIP Sasha

Chris Cosgriff
Founder & Executive Director
Officer Down Memorial Page

September 21, 2012

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