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

I am so sad you died. K9 officers shoulds be treated as a human officer should. I pray you are running and having fun with the ones who went before you. You are remembered with great respect. Thank you

Chris Larson citizen

January 9, 2013

There is a special place beyond the Rainbow Bridge for our animal officers.

Jett Carlburg

January 7, 2013

God didn’t promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain; but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way.

Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of US Marshal

January 2, 2013

Thank you so very much, Officer Ivan, for your service and dedication. I truly and with all my heart view you no differently than any human, and my thoughts are with your agency, handler, community, family, and the countless friends that I am positive you had in life. You will never be forgotten. Thank you for living as a hero; you will be remembered as one.

Sergeant B. Wolgast
Florida Department of Corrections

December 31, 2012

It is with sincere personal saddness that I send my sympathies to K9 Ivan's Handler and family, and to the whole Tucsan Police Department. The loyalty of a K9 can never be matched. He will ride the wind!

Ordinary citizen
From San Tan Valley

December 30, 2012

I am sorry to hear of the recent loss of your K9, Ivan. My wife and I support The Cape & Islands K9 Fund here on Cape Cod. God Bless!

Bob Horne

December 28, 2012

Ivane jsi super pes co plnil svoje povinnosti na 100% do posledni chvile! Kdyz jsem cirou nahodou precetla ze jsi z Czech Republic to me moc potesilo a tak ti cesky preji :
Mej se krasne v psim raji s dalsima psima kamaradama a uzivej si !!!

Sacramento ,CA

December 26, 2012

Rest in Peace K9 Ivan. My thoughts and prayers go out to you, your family, and your department at this time. Thank you for your service to this country and your community. There is nothing like the love and devotion a Police K9 shares.

Sgt. Reuben C. Black
Barnwell Police Dept., Barnwell, SC

December 21, 2012

Rest in Peace K9 Ivan. My thoughts and prayers go out to you, your family, and your department at this time. Thank you for your service to this country and your community. There is nothing like the love and devotion of a Police K9. I understand this because I was a K9 Offcier at one time.

Sgt. Reuben C. Black
Barnwell Police Dept., Barnwell, SC

December 21, 2012

I am so sorry for the loss of K9 Ivan. Wear your badge of courage well, my friend, on your journey through the stars to Rainbow Bridge. Kick up some star dust to send back Chief Roberto Villaseñor for the memories of your career and your valued life. I truly believe that shooting and/or killing a K9 Officer should be treated the same as any other officer in the law enforcement. Prayers coming for you and the apprehension of the guilty party and full prosecution.

Sc B. McKinney

December 20, 2012

I am so saddened to hear about the loss of Ivan. Thanks to him for his service protecting the citizens of Tuscon and his fellow department members. Also special condolences to his handler for the tragedy.

Senior Police Officer Steven Lindsay
Austin (TX) Police Department-Air Support Unit

December 20, 2012

Thank you for your heroic service K-9 Ivan. Rest in peace. Our thoughts and prayers to the Tucson PD. Be safe.

Senior Patrol Agent / K-9 Instructor
U.S. Border Patrol K-9 Unit

December 20, 2012

RIP Ivan

Chris Cosgriff
Founder & Executive Director
Officer Down Memorial Page

December 19, 2012

Rest in Peace Officer Ivan,
An Officer's Best Friend & Partner.
GSD"s are amazing Cops who give their all.


December 18, 2012

Our thoughts are with the handler and the department at this time of loss. There's something special about the K9 partner, loyal and dedicated to the end. Rest in peace Ivan, you've earned it.

Sheriff Ray Foster
Buchanan County Sheriff's Office

December 18, 2012

I look forward to seeing you again in HEAVEN with all THE THE OTHER K9 HEROS,,,,,,,,,,,,,, YOUR DUTIES HERE ON EARTH ARE OVER REST AND ENJOY YOUR NEW HOME,,,

Liberty University Police Dept.

December 18, 2012

K9 Ivan...
You sacrificed yourself without hesitation or reservation to protect your master and subdue the wicked. You and your assailant now both stand before the Great Master, you with eternal peace and favor, but the suspect quakes as he comes to understand the punishment he now faces.
Enjoy everlasting warmth and playfulness. Your toys are ever clean, your water always cool, your bowl perpetually full.
As a former handler, I understand what you meant to those you left behind. A fine creature you are.

Investigator/Former K9
Morganton NC DPS

December 17, 2012

Our department has a dog who is wonderful. It pains me to think we may have to send him in to protect a human officer. I know your loss being a pet parant myself with no human children.
All I know is God has one kick-ass K9 department!
Peace be upon your department.

MPO Brady Simmons #117
Haysville Kansas PD

December 17, 2012

Thank you for your service and Heroism. RIP Ivan

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

December 17, 2012

God Bless you for making the ultimate sacrifice.


December 17, 2012

Thanks for your service, Ivan. Four-legged, furry partners make such an impact in our lives and you made the ultimate sacrifice. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Rita Rocker, Director
Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles

December 17, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with K-9 Ivan and his handler. Rest in peace.

Deputy Johanna Polo
Monroe County Sheriffs Dept Rochester NY

December 17, 2012

I have a Belgian Malinois that looks just like Ivan. My heart dropped after hearing this story in the news. The bravery the K9's show in apprehending suspects and protecting their handlers is admirable. As a resident of Tucson, I am grateful for the men, women and K9 officers who protect the residents here in Tucson. God Bless, God called upon Ivan, he needed anothe K9 to help protect the heavens.


December 16, 2012

"Good Dog" Rest in Peace Ivan. Thank you for backing us up.

Trooper Ken R. Bays
Virginia State Police

December 16, 2012

RIP K9 Ivan you will be missed by your handler and all of those that served with you. Thank you for your loyal service.

K9 Officer Laurie Eckman
Marlin Police Department

December 16, 2012

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