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K9 Koda

Leon County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Thursday, January 31, 2013

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Reflections for K9 Koda

RIP K-9 Koda thank you for your service and dedication. To you handler, Thoughts & Prayers on the loss of your faithful partner.
Koda ~ run to the Rainbow Bridge buddy and wag your tail eternally ♥

Diane Dodge
Polk County Sheriff's Office ~ FL

February 3, 2013

Rest in peace. You are a true hero.

To the handler I am sorry for your lose your partner served you to the finest. He will forever be remembered as a true hero.

At his funeral let the dogs roar in his honor as he deserves the tribute for giving his life for the rest of us.

Deputy Sheriff/ Former K-9 handler

February 3, 2013

On behalf of the Canine Services Unit, we are very sorry for the loss of Koda.

Deputy J.P. Caito
Montgomery County Sheriff's Office

February 3, 2013

RIP Koda - Your handler is going to sorely miss you. But you will always be in heart.

Lt. Lawrence Schwarz Ret.
Westwood Police Department - NJ

February 2, 2013

Rest in peace K-9 Koda. I too lost a partner Tanja USN MWD while stationed in PR. Godspeed as you now run the streets of gold.


February 2, 2013

Thoughts and prayers are with the handler during this time. K9 Koda your dedication and service to your partner and your department will always be admired and never forgotten. Run free in heaven and watch over us.

Ptl. Randle
Rotterdam Police, Rotterdam NY

February 2, 2013

Condolences to Koda's handler and partner and to Sheriff Campbell and the entire Leon County Sheriff Department for the loss.

Deputy, D Green
Torrance County Sheriff Department, NM

February 2, 2013

Rest now my have served your community, your department and your master well. You've given your life so that your brothers-in-arms could find safe passage home once again. Your duty now is a post at Heaven's gates and to run free in God's kindgom for eternity.

Lieutenant H.B. Martz
Maryland State Police

February 2, 2013

May god bless you all in this time of loss rest in peace KODA

Sgt./k9 Handler Matt Windle
Seaman OH. Police Dept

February 2, 2013

MY heartfelt sympathy to the family of K 9 Koda and his family in blue , He gave the ultimate sacrifice, May he rest in peace

terry rogers
correctiuons nurse youngstown ohio

February 2, 2013

Rest in Peace Koda, you are truely mans best friend and protector!

PO Chris Praschak
kansas city Mo. police dept

February 2, 2013

RIP Koda, enjoy your time with your friends at the Rainbow's bridge. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten. The Lord will watch over your handler and his family until he can meet you with you again.


February 2, 2013



The strobe lights are flashing as the siren wail loud
The radio is calling K-9 unit come now
My partner is driving destination he knows
We arrived at the crime scene I am eager to go
Suspect fled down a dark street his location unknown
My partner unleashed me now the game has begun he told me to find him now the hunt has begun
My eyes locked on the suspect I gave chase without fear
As I got close behind him the suspect suddenly turned
A shot rang out loudly and his bullet hit true
I lay mortally wounded my life faded so fast
Now my time here is over but don't you be sad
To my partner I say this when you feel a tug at your left side or a cold nose behind your ear
Don't worry that's just me ALWAYS CLOSE, ALWAYS NEAR!

In memory of MAXWELL ( Natural Cause )

Senior Master Investigator Cardell L. Dobbins #188 (Ret.)
Illinois Secretary of State Department of Police District 01, Region 01

February 2, 2013

It is good to know that the gates of Heaven are being guarded by a WONERFUL HERO like "KODA".


February 2, 2013



February 2, 2013

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 Koda, you've earned it.

Sheriff Ray Foster
Buchanan County Sheriff's Office

February 2, 2013

The bravery of those 4 legged partners is amazing. Sorry for the loss of your K-9, especially his handler/partner...he was surely a member of his family as well.

Lt. Joseph Ward, Ret.
Jackson, NJ PD

February 2, 2013

My heart felt sympathies to both of Kodas families - the McMullen Family and the Leon County Sheriffs Department. It is never easy to lose a member of your family. It may help (just a little) to know that you are in the thoughts and prayers of people everywhere. One last "Bark" for a fallen hero.

Sally T (no rank) Brentwood CA
A pet lover and respect for all Law Enforcement Agencies

February 2, 2013

So sorry for Koda and his people. He and other K-9s represent courage and devotion without reservation. May he always have warm places to curl up, squirrels that never get tired of playing, companions to romp with, and love to welcome him.

F. A. Kimball

February 2, 2013

Much sorrow. May he rest in peace.

George S Agee
Pet Owner

February 2, 2013

No one but you can know the extent of the grief and loss that you are feeling about your beloved Koda. My wife Kate and I hope you'll take some small consolation in knowing that our thoughts are with you, your brother and sister officers, and of course, Koda, who died the death of a hero.

Lt. Richard Craig (Retired)
Rockland, MA police department

February 2, 2013

As the Executive Director and Founder of Child Predator Busters we work side by side on our cases with Law Enforcement Officers across the Country and some Internationally.

Beyond our high level of respect for Law Enforcement Officers we are also strongly attached to the K9's. for Law Enforcement and some Military Officers. Each time we lose another K9 our hearts go out to the brotherhood, the Officer, Departments and family that give them a home and family when they are off duty.

It is with a broken heart that we share K9 Koda's loss with the Leon County Sheriff's Office in Florida and all of our friends and associates. Please keep everyone involved in your thoughts and prayers as they go through this time of

Thank You,
Sher Wheeler
Executive Director
Child Predator Busters

Sher Wheeler - Executive Director
Child Predator Busters

February 2, 2013

Rest well my K-9 brother for your sacrifice was not in vain. As you take the watch in heaven we'll take care of it down here. May God bless the family both physical and law enforcement with peace and comfort.

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13
Rev. Carlos Stapleton
Chaplain, Jackson Co. TN SO

February 2, 2013

The thoughs of my wife Kate and I go out to you during this tragic hour. There is nothing we can say or do to relieve your anguish, but however minor the consolation may be, know that our thoughts are with you, your brothers and sisters, and your beloved Koda.

Lt. Richard Craig (Retired)
Rockland, MA police department

February 2, 2013

RIP K-9 Hero, your sacrifice and loyal duty will not be forgotten. Thank you for your serivce.

Todd Fordahl, Chief of Police
Angels Camp PD

February 2, 2013

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