Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

K9 Ivan

Tucson Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch Wednesday, December 12, 2012

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Reflections for K9 Ivan

You have guarded our backs, always with that pleasure to please. We have trusted you even when we had our own doubts, and you prevailed. Thanks for never showing fear when there was fear and always going the extra mile no matter what the call was. You will be missed, you will never be replaced. Go and romp in that great puppy heaven, play with the ball and roll on your back forever. You earned it partner.
Former K9 Ofcr.

Sean D. Creamer; C-LEO ret.
Tryon Palace Security Unit, New Bern, NC

December 13, 2012

RIP

Deputy Anita Price
Bexar County Sheriff's Office, San Antonio, Texas

December 13, 2012

My heart goes out to Tuscin PD, K9 Ivan, and K9 Ivan's handler. I've been a member of this site for a while now, and for some reason the K9 incidents hit me real hard. The K9's are trained so well at there job and they are there to protect us. K9 Ivan gave the altimate sacrifice doing what he does best, protecting us!!! We can't ask for me than that. My heart goes out to his handler, he is going to miss Ivan the most!!! I'm very sorry, I wish I could take the pain away. Ivan left here a hero!!!

Christopher F. Emergency Services (Ret)
Metro

December 13, 2012

It is a tragedy when any officer loses his life in the line of duty. It does not matter if he is human or animal he gave his all in protecting his community.

Michael Lodise, Patrolman (Ret)
Windham NH Police

December 13, 2012

GUARDIANS OF THE NIGHT
Trust in me my friend for I am your comrade.
I will protect you with my last breath.
When all others have left you
And the loneliness of the night closes in,
I will be at your side.
Together we will conquer all obstacles
And search out those who might wish harm to others.
All I ask of you is compassion,
The caring touch of your hands.
It is for you that I will selflessly give my life
And spend my nights unrested.
Although our days together
May be marked by the passing of the seasons.
Know that each day at your side is my reward.
My days are measured by
The coming and going of your footsteps.
I anticipate them at the opening of the door.
You are the voice of caring when I am ill.
The voice of authority over me when I've done wrong.
Do not chastise me unduly
For I am your right arm,
The sword at your side.
I attempt to do only what you bid of me.
I seek only to please you and remain in your favor.
Together you and I shall experience
A bond only others like you will understand.
When outsiders see us together
Their envy will be measured by their disdain.
I will quietly listen to you
And pass no judgement.
Nor will your spoken words be repeated.
I will remain ever silent,
Ever vigilant, ever loyal.
And when our time together is done
And you move on in the world,
Remember me with kind thoughts and tales.
For a time we were unbeatable,
Nothing passed among us undetected.
If we should ever meet again on another field
I will gladly take up your fight.
I am a Police Working Dog and together
We are GUARDIANS of the NIGHT.

Robert Petitt
Former Handler in Georgia

December 13, 2012

I am so sorry for your loss. Just like human officers, K9 officers are being lost way too often.
I know that they grow to be part of the family and your heart aches when you lose them. I am praying for you that the wonderful memories that you have of K9 Ivan will help you with the hurt in your heart.

KH
Someone who loves and respects law enforcement officers

December 13, 2012

My heart goes out to the Handler and all members of Tucson PD.

Ret. Ptlm. B.Maggio
Retired Jamestown Police Dept. NY

December 13, 2012

K9s are not only your partner, but your family and friend. My sincere sympathy on your loss.

Annon.
Daughter of a K9 officer

December 13, 2012

We at Heroes Vest Fund, Inc wish the the handler and his family of home and officers our most heartfelt sympathy. We wish you comfort soon as you have lost your partner, friend and family member.

Elaine Henderson, Founder
Heroes Vest Fund, Inc.

December 13, 2012

Rest in peace K9 Ivan. Thank for your service. We are indebted to you.

Police Officer II D. Vaquero
San Diego Police Department

December 13, 2012

Thank you for your devoted service Ivan, you will be missed.

Grateful Citizen
Madison, WI

December 13, 2012

Rest in peace, K9 Ivan. Thank you for your loyal and dedicated service to your community. Your ultimate sacrifice and that of your partner will not be forgotten. Prayers for your partner and Tucson PD. Godspeed & God Bless, Hero.

Kathy B
Grateful Citizen

December 13, 2012

Thank you for your service Ivan. I'm sorry you were taken from us. My heart goes out to your handler and all who knew you. I can't wait until we get to see you again. Until then, you go and run free and happily through the Heavens knowing you were loved and valued.

Kristi
Surviving Daughter of Special Agent J. Robert Porter
Federal Bureau of Investigation
E.O.W. 8/9/79

December 13, 2012

I am terrible with words. All I can say is peace be with this officer's handler, family, & agency. My heart breaks for you all.

Gretchen Jansen-Bell, Civilan
D.O. Spouse

December 13, 2012

R.I.P K-9 Ivan.
To Ivan's handler i know sorry can't take the pain away that you, your family and Law Enforcement family are feeling. Just try and stay strong Ivan is in a better place fulling a higher calling.

Agent. Matthews
California Fugitive Enforcement

December 13, 2012

IVAN WE KNOW YOU ARE A HERO AND THAT YOU HAVE KNOW CROSSED THE RAINBOW BRIDGE TO HELP GUARD THE GATES OF HEAVEN WITH K/9 NASH AND ALL THE HEROS. YOU TRAINED AND YOU KNEW THE DANGERS AS YOUR PARTNER DOES. YOU ARE OUR GUARDIANS OF THE NIGHT. WE PRAY FOR YOUR HANDLER AND OH HOW HE MISSES YOU BUT HE STANDS TALL BECAUSE YOU DID WHAT YOU WERE TRAINED TO DO. ALL OF THE MEN AND WOMEN THAT SERVE AS K/9 HANDLERS OR HAVE SERVED IN THE PAST SALUTE YOU. YOU WILL NEVER EVER BE FORGOTTEN, THAT WILL NOT HAPPEN AGAIN ON OUR WATCH. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE AND AS WE PRAY FOR YOU AND ALL OF US HANDLERS WE KNOW IN THE END WE WIN BECAUSE WE SERVE IN NUMBERS AND WE WILL NEVER EVER LET THOSE WHO REJECT OUR LAWS WIN IN ANYWAY. TO MANY K/9S AND OFFICERS ARE LOSING THERE LIFE'S, JUST KNOW WE WILL NEVER GIVE UP WE ARE NOT QUITTERS, AND TO YOUR CO, SIR WE SALUTE YOU AND KNOW THAT YOUR ENTIRE DEPARTMENT ARE IN OUR PRAYERS.

ARTHUR MARTINEZ&K/9 THOR 1
HANDLER&TRAINER
MASTER K/9 CHAPLAIN LAW ENFORCEMENT

K/9 HANDLER&TRAINER
K/9 SERVICES AGENCY SERVING ALL K/9 UNITS

December 13, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with K9 Ivan's handler and everyone at the Tucson Police Department. RIP Ivan.

Officer Joe Hoyer
Green Bay Police Department

December 13, 2012

I Gave My All

Author - Unknown
I am a deputy in a canine crew.
I have been trained to see it through.
When danger is near my ears perk up,
They taught me that when I was a pup.
I am often there to protect your rights,
My presence sometimes hinders fights,
I never attack with thought to kill,
When subduing one, my job I fulfill.
I never worry a single thought,
As to how I will 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 will relish the joys I have ever 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,
When I was called and I gave my all.

Deputy D Hightower and K-9- Astro
Polk Co SO Ga.

December 13, 2012

I Gave My All

Author - Unknown
I am a deputy in a canine crew.
I have been trained to see it through.
When danger is near my ears perk up,
They taught me that when I was a pup.
I am often there to protect your rights,
My presence sometimes hinders fights,
I never attack with thought to kill,
When subduing one, my job I fulfill.
I never worry a single thought,
As to how I will 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 will relish the joys I have ever 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,
When I was called and I gave my all.

Deputy D Hightower
Polk Co SO Ga.

December 13, 2012

I Gave My All

Author - Unknown
I am a deputy in a canine crew.
I have been trained to see it through.
When danger is near my ears perk up,
They taught me that when I was a pup.
I am often there to protect your rights,
My presence sometimes hinders fights,
I never attack with thought to kill,
When subduing one, my job I fulfill.
I never worry a single thought,
As to how I will 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 will relish the joys I have ever 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,
When I was called and I gave my all.

Deputy D Hightower
Polk Co SO Ga.

December 13, 2012

God Bless K-9 Ivan for his work.

Detective Sgt. Robert M Spinney Ret.
MBTA Transit Police Department Boston,Ma

December 13, 2012

R.I.P. you are a true hero and you will never be forgotten.My prayers go out to your handler.

Officer J.Chadwick.
Mounds Police Dept.

December 13, 2012

I am saddened to hear of Ivan's death. As a former TPD Officer and owner of German Shepherds, this has touched me and my family. Rest in peace Ivan.

Steven Carlson
Former TPD Officer

December 13, 2012

RIP little friend. Thank you for what you have done to make this world a better place. May your owner find piece.

Lt. Robert M.Petty (Ret)
North Bergen N.J.P.D.

December 13, 2012

Rest my brother K9 Ivan you will be missed and our prayers are with your Handler and family.

K9 Marco

Sgt Ted Priest
Dayton International Airport, Dayton Ohio

December 13, 2012

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