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K9 Kody

St. Paul Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Tuesday, February 12, 2013

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Reflections for K9 Kody

Just read about Kody. Can't say sorry enough. All the K-9 officers are very brave. I watch with honor. They do such a wonderful job, as do all police dogs. My heart goes out to his handler and the whole department. I know he will be missed greatly. I can see the bond and love between each officer and K-9. Thanks to each of you for putting you lives on the lines every day for us! Bless you!!

Lesley Yahn, civilian
Bell City, MO

November 29, 2015

I met Kody once. He was a very nice dog, and he was extremely kind to me and all of the others he met. I was browsing this website, and saw the Kody had died. My heart sunk, and I felt horrible. At least I knew that he served his handler, the St. Paul PD, and the public very well.


May 15, 2014

I am related to Kodys handler...Kody was a loving and brave dog. He would and did do anything to protect people around him. He was the star at our family reunion...he was family. He died in the line of duty, the highest honor. He died doing his job. There's a great episode on k9 cops Minnesota showing kody eating treats, his favorite thing.

armed guard

February 22, 2014

Ay heart goes out to all K9 Officers that will do anything to protect their handlers. You couldn't ask for a more dedicated display of respect and honor.

Patrol Renee Hewitt
St. Charles Police Department

November 22, 2013

My thoughts and prayers with your officers. May Kody watch over all of us.

Sgt. Evan Favorite
Milton Police Department, New Hampshire

October 7, 2013

For after creating the world God Rested and thought, I need to make something for man, To show devotion, true love and undying faith. God said I will spell my name backwards and make Dog for man. So it was and always shall be.

K-9 Trooper D Osborne
Tennessee Highway Patrol

June 26, 2013

God of All Living Things, you do, indeed, work in mysterious ways. Only You would use a dog to help mold a man. I'm told no living creature-not even a sparrow-falls to earth beyond Your watchful eye. If that be so, then You already know old Kody missed the hunt today. You open my heart to the wisdom of the ages.

To Loyalty: He accepted me exactly as I am.
To Patience: He would quietly wait and watch for my moods to pass.
To Forgiveness: One word, a crack of a smile, and he was back at my side again.
To Friendship: He was always there when I needed him.
To Humor: He filled my belly and my day with laughter.
To Love: He loved me unconditionally; very much I suppose like Your love for mankind.

Now that his big heart has beat its last, I want to thank You, Lord for blessing this man with this dog's life.

Customs and Border Protection Officer

April 30, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with Kody's family. Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of US Marshal

April 15, 2013

Another sad and tragic loss. My thoughts and prayers are with K9 Kody's handler and the department.

Beth P.
Police Survivor

April 10, 2013

Thank you K9 Officer Kody for your many years of service and dedication doing something you truly loved doing. You touched many and you will be deeply missed. May your family find peace in knowing that you are now at rest or probably playing with your Kong.

J. Cavanaugh
Florida Department of Law Enforcement

April 10, 2013

I have lost a K9 partner and words cannot aptly describe the bond and the loss that is felt upon death. My sympathies to Officer Longbehn and remember Kody died doing what he loved and was trained for--if you gotta go (and we all do) might as well go with your boots on. RIP

Deputy Mossman
Wright Co SO

April 4, 2013

So sorry to hear the loss of one of the brave K9s at the St Paul Police Dept, Mn.
God Bless K9 Kody.

Resident of Malden, MA

March 24, 2013

Kody, Seen you on tv. Very good at your job. God bless and rest in peace.

k9 Handler B Emmrich & k9 Jake
Cedarburg Police, WI

March 20, 2013

Thank you for your service, Kody.
Rest in Peace

Mary K. Thompson, civilian

March 20, 2013

Rest in peace, K9 Kody. Thank you for your loyal and dedicated service. Your ultimate sacrifice will not be forgotten. Prayers for your handler, family, and the St. Paul PD. Godspeed and God Bless.

Investigator Robin Ramey
West Virginia Division of Corrections

March 20, 2013

A Working Dogs Oath

My Eyes Are Your Eyes
To Watch And Protect You And Yours
My Ears Are Your Ears
To Hear And Detect Evil Minds In The Dark
My Nose Is Your Nose
To Scent The Invader Of Your Domain
And So You May Live
My Life Is Also Yours

Rest Easy K9 Kody

Sgt. Jarrod L. Wilson / K9 Officer
West Virginia Division Of Corrections

March 19, 2013

My heart is sad for yet another fallen hero. :( RIP Kody) May you have many juicy treats and many bones. Go and play ball in a place where there are no bad guys to chase. Only balls and toys. You have done your duty now enjoy what you have been missing. As for your handler, I am deeply saddened that you have lost your partner, your friend. Keep your head up brother. Kody is in a better place now.

Patrolman Jason Ring
Fort Edward Police Department

March 16, 2013

Kody, thank you for your service and dedication. You will be missed!

Michelle, wife of US Marshal

March 15, 2013

K9 Officer Kody, All i can say is Thanks for your Service and Thanks for your sacrifice. Please tell my little ones at Rainbow Bridge I said hi and please watch over them as well as everyone else there. You are a brave soul and will be missed by all. Sleep Well

Omar W. Akridge-Human Resources Division
Georgia Department of Public Safety

March 14, 2013

R.I.P Kody. Our hearts are saddened as we mourn the loss of another fallen officer. We thank you for your service. Your department will remain in our prayers.

Session 54 Zone Five Academy
Zone Five Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy

March 4, 2013

RIP Officer Kody. Your job is over. Play in the field catching ball's were there is no crime.

ret. police cpl. stanley massey
alamo community college police dept san antonio tx

March 4, 2013

I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice.


United Statest Border Patrol

March 4, 2013

I am so very sorry for your loss. The courage and loyality these beautiful creatures display is amazing! Kody, thank you for your brave service to the people of St. Paul and don't worry, my babies will take good care of you at Rainbow Bridge. Rest in Peace precious angel!

Jennifer Spaller

March 3, 2013

Deepest sympathy to the officers who had the pleasure of working along side the brave K9 Kody ..... may you cherish the memories of joyful times now and forever more ...

theresa melody
someone who cares

March 2, 2013

RIP Kody. My condolences to the St. Paul Police Department, Kody's handler, and all the agencies who've lost dedicated K-9s. I was very impressed to see the Officer Down Memorial Page included K-9s on their site to acknowledge the true sacrifice these highly trained animals ALSO make in the line of duty.

"And when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again..."

Detective L.C. Alvarez
Oxford, NC Police Department

March 2, 2013

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