Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

K9 Ape

United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Government

End of Watch Thursday, March 14, 2013

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Reflections for K9 Ape

Rest in peace, Ape.

Good boy.

Mark Edwards, private citizen

March 15, 2013

RIP Ape! Our hearts go out to your handler and family!
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Shorey Family

March 15, 2013

The Rainbow Bridge has a new angel. Soar high Ape. Thank you for what you did.

Trish Blassingame

March 15, 2013

In an instant, this amazing K9 touched countless lives both near and far. Our tears, prayers and deepest sympathies are with Ape, his handler and all who knew and loved him. Ape will always hold a very special place in our hearts along with our eternal gratitude for his heroism and his ultimate sacrifice.

Godspeed beautiful boy, how we wish this senseless tragedy had not taken you. We remain forever in your debt.

Denise & Family
Former resident of Herkimer/Herkimer Cty

March 15, 2013

Ape was only 2 a puppy still! Tonight, he should be having his supper, wagging his tail and getting petted for a job well done. Instead his remains lie in a casket. The bright side to this story is that ape died a hero, making the ultimate sacrifice to protect his team and the residents of herkimer who were threatened by this madman. I live in Massachusetts but have family in herkimer. A family member was directly affected by this horrific event thanks to ape my family is now safe. Thank you ape may you rest in peace. My deepest and sincerest condolences to officer mueller. Who can ever question that the dog is truly man's best friend.

Meredith B. Lee
Friend

March 15, 2013

He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion. Thank you, Ape. We will be eternally grateful for your service. God Bless You.

Nancy
Mohawk Valley resident

March 15, 2013

I am a retired FBI agent, my heart goes out to this agent. I belong to the Retired Law Enforcement Association of South West Florida, we do fund raises and buy K-9's vest for Central and all of SW Florida. I also am a member of the former agent's association both national, CV chapter and gulf coast chapter. This type of dog will die for all of America, we will see you again APE, sympathy to the handeler.

retired SA FBI
FBI

March 15, 2013

What a beautiful animal? So young only 2 So hard that he had just got out of training, but this is the job he was trained forIt is so sad of his passing, I feel so heartbroken but I know K9 Ape was trained for this type of job and saved fellow officiers I just love all animals so much.He will be in doggie heaven as a police hero God Bless Ape

Dawn
Utica,New York

Dawn
Utica,New York

March 15, 2013

K-9 APE, THANK YOU FOR YOUR BRAVE SERVICE, ALTHOUGH IT WAS MUCH TO SHORT, HARD TELLING WHAT GREAT FEATS YOU COULD HAVE ACCOMPLISHED. YOU HAD THE HEART OF A WARRIOR AND GAVE YOUR LIFE FOR OTHERS. OUR PRAYERS GO OUT TO YOUR HANDLER AND THE BUREAU FOR THEIR LOSS. REST IN PEACE HERO AND LOOK UP MY RECENTLY LOST ROTTIE "ANA" YOU CAN'T MISS HER SHE IS THE BEAUTIFUL ONE. RUN AND PLAY AND KEEP HER BUSY UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN.....SHE'LL INTRODUCE YOU TO SOME GREAT FRIENDS OVER THE RAINBOW BRIDGE.

RET. OFC. MATTHEW S. DUNN
SANDUSKY P.D. (OHIO)

March 15, 2013

Rest in peace, K9 Ape, good and faithful servant. You are a very good and brave boy. Run free and happy, and may you meet our Sunny and Jackson at Rainbow Bridge, after your K9 comrades, of course. To
Ape's handler and FBI family: We are forever grateful. You will always be in our prayers and hearts. Thank you for protecting us.

Donna
Resident of Herkimer, NY

March 15, 2013

Thank You for your service.You are a wonderful and beautiful dog.A true hero.May you rest in peace.

Bunnie Hand
Oneonta,N.Y.

March 15, 2013

so sorry for your loss. i love dogs and cats and it's hard when you see a fellow officer get hurt and even worse. k9 ape will be sadly missed with whoever he had contact with. thoughts and prayers go out to his partner and fellow officers and to his family.

citizen
citizen

March 15, 2013

Thoughts and prayers to the handler, family, and teammates at the loss of your heroic partner, Ape.

Dep. S. Zimmerman & K9 Bruno
Columbia County SO, Georgia

March 15, 2013

You are a hero and you deserve all the respect a officer should.Thank you for laying your life on the line to protect us Ape.We didn't know you but we love you and you have our respect. RIP

KATHY WILDEY
NONE

March 15, 2013

RIP Ape, your bravery and sacrifice will never be forgotten. Our community is very grateful for your heroic action.

Tammi
Upstate New York

March 15, 2013

My prayers are with Ape and his partner, and everyone that had worked with Ape. It's such a sad and tragic thing to have lost a partner ( Ape). He was a beautiful, young dog, that is now with the lord, running and playing and watching from above, where nothing can harm him anymore.

Beverly
Jordanville ny

March 15, 2013

Thank you Ape for you dedication, loyalty and service. You are a true hero, and will never be forgotten.

Renee Bronson
Herkimer, N.Y.

March 15, 2013

We are mourning for all that have been lost, including this beautiful K9. Rest in peace, furry protector, and thank you for all that you have done. My thoughts are with his handler, and his entire FBI family.

Anonymous
Thankful Citizen

March 15, 2013

Ape I'm sure St. Peter, the Patron Saint of Police Officers has a special place for you to wait until your reunited with your Partner and family in Heaven. Rest in Peace Ape

Jerry Briggs Inv. Retired
Utica, NY Police

March 15, 2013

Rest in Peace Ape. You will be missed but not forgotten

Karen from Zephyrhills, FL

March 15, 2013

Although you served this country for a short time, K9 Ape, you served courageously. Job well done, Ape. Now be off to Rainbow Bridge where other K9 Heroes and friends await your arrival. Run free through the streams and open fields that are there. Off you go Ape. Run free, Ape! Run free!

Cris Melendez

March 15, 2013

RIP Ape! Thank you for sacrificing your life for the safety of the officers. You are the true hero from the horrible tragedy. It's too bad you had to give your life at such a young age but you will be forever remembered for your love and courage you showed in your brief time on this earth. Enjoy your time over the rainbow bridge and know that your handler and friends/family will meet you someday and you will be together once again. You can rest peacefully knowing that the coward of a man that took your life has been sent to a horrible place and will never "rest" for the horrible things he did and the lives he ruined. I hope to meet you someday. Rest now Ape...Rest...

Diane
Friend of K-9's in Utica NY

March 15, 2013

My heart goes out to Ape and his handler. Such a tragic loss for a brave agent.

Marc Rigney
Universal Protection Service

March 15, 2013

This dog was definitely a HERO. My thoughts, prayers and sympathy go out to his handler, family and coworkers. He is in Heaven now and receiving his reward up there. God bless him now and forever!

Michelle Grande

March 15, 2013

RIP - APE your bravery will always be remembered in this small village that you were sent to protect. You are truly a hero and gave the ultimate sacrifice. Because of that sacrifice, you put an end to the terror that ran thru the Mohawk Valley. My heart goes out to your law enforcement family, and all those effected by this senseless tragedy. Your service will never be forgotten. God Speed little puppy, run free, and be happy.

Kim
Mohawk Valley Resident

March 15, 2013

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