Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

K9 Koda

Leon County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Thursday, January 31, 2013

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Reflections for K9 Koda

I am thankful for the service this beautiful animal provided though I mourn his loss as a member of the law enforcement community. I send my most heartfelt condolences to his handler, his family, and his department in the wake of his untimely death. May God be with you during this time.

Detective Melissa H. Smith #304
Conway Police Department
Conway, Arkansas

February 11, 2013

What a terrible loss, I am truly saddend by Kodas death..He looked a beautifull Dog.....I know that he will remain forever in your memory and has become your gardian angel.. still protecting you...
Stay safe

Gwen towers
Mountain Home Citizens on Patrol

February 11, 2013

You served your humans well Koda, rest in peace and enjoy eternity over the rainbow bridge.

Grateful citizen
Madison, WI

February 10, 2013

Thank you for the service and protection you provided. Your honorable actions and fearlessness will never be forgotten. Job well done buddy. You are a true hero.

Herb Fernandez
Detention Corporal
Midland County Sheriff's Office TX
Honor Guard Member

February 10, 2013

Koda your service was beautiful and so many people showed up in support of you and your handler. It's not every day you see a police officer cry but many tears were shed for you, some of sadness and some of joyful memories. You were a brave and beautiful soul. Do me a favor and check on my Rosie every once in awhile, I miss her dearly. Good job sweet boy you will not be forgotten.

Nikki Banos (former victim advocate)

February 9, 2013

Rest in Peace my friend

Officer Thomas Wiederhold, Retired
Fort Worth PD, Texas

February 9, 2013

Rest Easy buddy, enjoy the milk bones in heaven.

Joel Bugg
West Chester, PA
RIP Officer Brad Fox EOW 9/13/12

February 9, 2013

Thanks ODMP for recognizing these dogs as LEO`s and great partners. God bless Koda and all of those who put their lives in harms way each and every day.

Deputy J. Alexander
Douglas County Sheriff`s Office

February 9, 2013


ANDREW S. DUNN E.O.W. 3-19-2011


February 9, 2013

My prayers are with the Leon Co SO. Take care K9 Koda and thank you!

Jerry Butler

February 8, 2013

Rest in Peace Officer Koda Thank you for your service. My thoughts and Prayers are for your Fellow officers and partner.

My sympathy also goes out to the Leon County Sheriff's Office. Thank you for your service...

Cpl. A.L. Edgcomb
NIH Department of Police (Federal)

February 8, 2013

My condolences on the loss of K9 Koda, one of Man's Best Friends - in the service of his department, his community, his handler, and the other deputies involved in this tragic incident. My special prayers and condolences go out to Koda's human partner in law enforcement.

Former K-9 Team Supervisor

February 8, 2013

So very sad. Someone once told me that you can always tell the character of a person by how they treat an animal. God bless Koda's handler and may peace be taken in the fact that Koda knew he was loved.

Police, Fire, EMS Dispatcher

February 8, 2013

My sincerest condolences to K9 Koda's handler and the department. K9's hold a very dear and special place in our hearts. Thank you for your service and sorry for your loss.

Beth P.
Police survivor

February 7, 2013

RIP K-9 will never be forgotten.

Ofc. Chris Lystad K-9 Unit
North Miami Beach PD

February 6, 2013

Our Deepest Condolences on the loss of K9 Koda in the selfless performance of his duties.

Chris Mihalchuk CO/Dog Handler
Correctional Service of Canada

February 6, 2013

Koda, I hate hearing of your passing while protecting and serving, you will not be forgotten, Play and have fun in heaven


February 6, 2013

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

February 6, 2013

I've thought about this all morning, since reading of Koda's selfless act of sacrifice and heroism. There exists a special bond between some people and the animals that come into their lives. Meaning no dis-respect, for I too have lost loved ones, as well as partners, and it is a hurt almost unbearable, but the loss of a beloved animal partner can be just as intense and difficult, especially under circumstances as noble and courageous as was Koda's. My prayers go out to Koda's handler & friends. Without seeming unrealistic, I do believe God has a special place for any creature so capable of such selfless love, devotion and trust. After all, they are also His creation, and scripture tells us not a sparrow falls from the sky without His knowledge.

Retired Sergeant
Louisiana State Police

February 6, 2013

Thank you for serving well, Koda. You won't be forgotten.


February 6, 2013

Thank you Lord for blessing this creature with such courage and determination.

Kim Henry
District 3 Probation and Parole Idaho

February 6, 2013

Thank you for your service K9 Officer Koda. Prayers go out to your handler/handler's family and your department.

Dian Becker Comm. Supvr.
Pacific Missouri Police Department

February 5, 2013

To the Handler and Department:

I am saddened for your loss. Koda will be remembered for his service.

Kay D. Wood
Mother of Deputy Marshal Glen Denning DeVanie, E.O.W. 4/2/2003

February 5, 2013

To Officer Koda thanks for your service. You will always be remembered as an officer that gave all in the pursuit of justice. To your handler and the rest of your dept. you all will be remembered in our prayers. Thank you for a job well done. God bless

Todd Meskell

February 5, 2013

Officer Koda, thank you so much for your service not only to your handler and fellow officer, but to your agency, community, and the entire country. You lived as a hero and will forever be remembered as one. I truly and fully believe you are equel to any human officer, and I sincerely hope justice is done in this matter. As the countless comments here show, you will never be forgotten.

Sergeant B. Wolgast
Florida Department of Corrections

February 5, 2013

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