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

Ron, Koda's partner and best friend,
Losing your partner that was trained to give his life to spare yours will forever be by your side and love you and yours, along with his friends at the department. Koda is now a guardian angel dog. He left you with a heartful of memories for you and your heart to open when you need.
May Koda rest in peace. May God's blessings fill the void in your heart and soul. An officer's K9 always has a heart of gold and a badge it wore proudly.

Jane,A person who respects all the brave women, men and K-9's. All are heros and you have my forever "Thanks"

February 4, 2013

My heart goes out to the hadler and his family. K-9 Koda gave his life doing what K-9's love to do, get the bad guy!
He will be remembered.
Know that he is waiting for you over the Rainbow Bridge. I am thankful that the deputies involved were tranined well and survived this encounter. To all of the Leon County Sheriff's Office our prayers are with you.

Tyson Choquette
Polk County Sheriff's Office(handler retired)

February 4, 2013

Ron, my prayers go out to you and Koda. I know you feel tremendous lost and miss your partner immensely. Koda is a true hero who gave his life protecting you and society. Koda will always be a part of you and one of our brothers. RIP Koda

Special Agent Tim Cannon
Florida Department of Law Enforcement and friend

February 4, 2013

RIP Koda! And my condolences go out to Sheriff Larry Campbell!

Lynn M. Gentile

February 4, 2013

I am sorry for the loss of your beautiful K9 Koda.

K9 Artist

February 4, 2013

Rest in peace Koda.

Trooper Scott Wernecke #958
Washington State Patrol

February 4, 2013

So sad. RIP buddy. Truly mans best friend.

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

February 4, 2013

The Florida Police Chiefs Association would like to express our deepest condolences to the partner of K9 Koda, and the Leon County Sheriff's Office. Koda, we thank you for your service and heroism. You will not be forgotten.

Members and Staff
Florida Police Chiefs Association

February 4, 2013

Beautiful hero, RIP

Amy

February 4, 2013

Sweet Koda....you run and play on the Holy Hills of Heaven now. You've done your job here and you've done it well. Good Boy !

Carol

February 4, 2013

Koda, a job well done, R.I.P.
Our canines know no fear, they go in with no hesitation and ask nothing in return other than a pet on the head, a toss of the ball, or a paw tugging at the leg. These are the things a canine savors and never waivers when given the command.

Sergeant
Jefferson County Sheriff's Department, Tn.

February 4, 2013

Thoughts and Prayers to the Family and Friends.. You will be missed. A true protector!!

Ptlm K Blankenship Former K-9 Handler
Wauseon PD, Oh.

February 4, 2013

There are no words that will ease your pain. I'd say time will ease it. It doesn't. It dulls it some. My boy, Axel, God rest him, left in 2009. Cancer robbed me of him. You had Koda ripped from you. That pain must be horrible. My heart goes out to you and yours. If there is anything we up north can do for you, just say. No, my baton is not a wand and I cannot bring him back. It will get easier, with time and the support from those around you. Oh, and Koda? I'd avoid Axel when ya get there, he could be kind of a dick to other dogs at times...
lest we forget - K9 - 2*

Sgt. J. Hill
Allentown PD

February 4, 2013

There are no words that will ease your pain. I'd say time will ease it. It doesn't. It dulls it some. My boy, Axel, God rest him, left in 2009. Cancer robbed me of him. You had Koda ripped from you. That pain must be horrible. My heart goes out to you and yours. If there is anything we up north can do for you, just say. No, my baton is not a wand and I cannot bring him back. It will get easier, with time and the support from those around you. Oh, and Koda? I'd avoid Axel when ya get there, he could be kind of a dick to other dogs at times...

Sgt. J. Hill
Allentown PD

February 4, 2013

Koda!! Way to go my friend!!!! I"ve had shepherds all my life! My thoughts and prayers are with you dep,anderson!!!! may the lord be with you deputy!!

David Borr
for the love of our shepherds

February 3, 2013

RIP Koda. you'll be missed greatly. Prayers for your handler for the loss of a partner.

Dep Anderson
ECSO

February 3, 2013

R.I.P all k9s go to heaven, you did your job well

Reserve Deputy Douglas J. Maykowski
Macomb County Sheriff Mt. Clemens Michigan

February 3, 2013

Deputy Campbell, I'm very sorry for your loss. Our K9 partners are only too happy to serve with the only reward being our affection for them.

RIP Koda.

Deputy Ron Hoerth & K9 Dora
Sacramento County Sheriff's Dept

February 3, 2013

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 unselfishly 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
every opening of the door. You
are the voice of caring when I
am ill. The voice of authority
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 us will understand When
outsiders see us together Their
envy will be measured by their
disdain.

I will quietly listen to you And
pass no judgment, 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 meet again on
another street I will gladly take
up your fight, I am a Police
Working Dog and together We
are guardians of the night.

Robert E. Petitt
Gulfstream Aerospace / Former Handler, Georgia

February 3, 2013

You are a true hero buddy, your service will never be forgotten.

Angela & David Coudenys
Corrections Officers
Detroit Reentry Center/RRF
Michigan Department of Corrections

February 3, 2013

RIP, Koda. You are a 4-legged brother. As fierce and brave as any other officer, and never declining an assignment. See you on the other side.

Deputy Sheriff Andy Hoffman
Seminole County, Florida, Sheriff's Office

February 3, 2013

"What we have lost, Heaven has taken."

Heidi Hernandez Green
Animal Adovacate, Hendersonville, TN

February 3, 2013

"What we have lost, Heaven has taken."

Heidi Hernandez Green
Animal Adovacate, Hendersonville, TN

February 3, 2013

Koda.....thank you for your brave service beautiful boy. Rest in peace, assured that your heroic duty to protect & defend your colleagues & the public has been fulfilled......and you will never ever be forgotten!! <3

My very deepest condolences to your partner & all the officers of the department. My heart goes out to you all (((( <3 ))))

Civilian & pet owner
Bridgeport, CT

February 3, 2013

I thank you both for your service. As a police k9 trainer I know they countless house and bonding you both go through.Koda a hero til the end will be greatly missed.My payers are with you both.RIP Koda

K9 handler trainer
bullocks k9 Training

February 3, 2013

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