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

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.

Mohawk Valley Resident

March 15, 2013

You are a hero & an angel. God bless you & your family.

D/S Timothy Hernandez & D/S Christina Hernandez
Escambia County S/O. FL

March 15, 2013

thank you for your service and dedication bolth handler and ape rip ape u are a hero and wil never be forgotten thanks

Benedict D Rotundo III
Son of law enforcement Frankfort NY

March 15, 2013

I honor and respect you, K-9 Officer Ape, for your loyalty, your courage, and your ultimate sacrifice. My heart goes out to your human team mate.

Margot Unkel

March 15, 2013

My heart breaks for you K9 APE. You were just doing what you were told to do. I am so sad you had to cross the Rainbow Bridge so early in your life. Peace be with your handler and
the rest of your unit.

Sauquoit, NY

March 15, 2013

Awwww.....RIP, Ape!


March 15, 2013

Dear Ape and his owner,
Thank you on behalf of all the children, faculty and staff at Fisher Elementary in Mohawk, NY. You helped in keeping all our children safe. I know I share my sadness of your death with all the students at Fisher. We will forever be grateful for what you did to protect our community. To some, dogs are a special part of your family. At Fisher, you will always be a part of ours.
Much love and prayers,
Mrs. Lori Pickett's Second grade

Mrs. Lori Pickett
2nd grade teacher

March 15, 2013

Thank you Ape for giving the ultimate sacrifice for the safety of our community.

PJ Jackson
Resident of Herkimer County, NY

March 15, 2013

R.I.P. Ape

P.O. K. Murphy
Union PD, NJ

March 15, 2013

The True HERO!! thats what I know him as...Rest in peace friend, You will Never be forgotten!!


March 15, 2013

My codolences to the K9 Handler & his family for their lost.
He gave his life so others can live.

Det.Sgt. Robert Suarez
Clinton Police Department,TN

March 15, 2013

Thank you Ape. You will always be remembered.

David Mayton
Van hornesville fire department 1st Assistant

March 15, 2013

RIP Ape the best partner a law enforcement agent can have. Guard the angels in the sky

PO Utter
Danbury Police Dept. Danbury CT

March 15, 2013

Visit all of my fallen Brothers in Thunder Chapter and enjoy your life in the here after. So very sorry you had to pay with your life at such a young age. I will always remember you Ape and hope to meet you somday. Rest in Peace.

James Burwell WG-2
Dept of Defense

March 15, 2013

Thank you Ape for saving the lives of many people in both Mohawk and Herkimer. You gave your life for your fellow officers and they will always remember you. You also protected the lives of loved ones of mine that live in Mohawk and that was once my home for ten years. Play to your hearts content in knowing you are a hero to so many.

Cheryl Broadhurst
Florida friend

March 15, 2013

Rest in peace K9 APE. Your sacrifice has not gone unnoticed and will forever be remembered. I have a love for all animals. My daughter has grown up to be a VET and I know she has been very saddened too. RUN FREE GOOD BOY!!!!!!!!!

God Bless to the trainer and partner.......

Concerned citizen

March 15, 2013

Rest Easy K9 Ape. Take comfort in knowing your selfless act saved the lives of others. Thoughts and prayers to your handler, and all the other K9 handlers all over the country.

Grateful citizen

March 15, 2013

I am sad you lost your life Ape. But I am so proud of what you accomplished in such a short time. Man's Best Friend indeed. Rest in peace young dog!

Bill Rapalee
Resident of the Mohawk Valley

March 15, 2013

Rest in peace Ape. Thanks you for your service.

Cindy Boyer
Mohawk Valley

March 15, 2013

Prayers for your handler & for you. Thank you for being man's best friend.

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

March 15, 2013

Rest in peace Ape!! Thank you for making the ultimate sacrifice. See you at the Rainbow Bridge.

Kristy St. Pierre
Whitesboro, New York

March 15, 2013

Thank you for you're service. you were a true Hero to do what you did for you're fellow officers to keep them all safe. may you rest in peace.

Brandon Fralick
Bridgewater Ny fire,Ems

March 15, 2013

Ape- you did what you loved and died a hero. So sad you are gone. Rest in Peace buddy.

Linda Skoglund
Cazenovia, NY

March 15, 2013

Rest in Peace, our unforgettable hero and friend, Ape. Still a pup and so grown up at the same time. What would we have ever done without you. You are a true blessing to this community, you saved countless lives, having to give the ultimate sacrifice of your own life doing so. We all commend you for a job more than well done. My heart goes out to the handler and to all the law enforcement men and women who were so honored to have known, trained, and worked with you even if for such a short time. And of course, our sincere thanks to each and every law enforcement agency for exceptional work done in bringing this horrific situation to a swift end. God Bless you all. The streets are safe once again for at least awhile. Again, many, many thanks for a job well done. Maybe we can now concentrate on helping those so deeply affected begin to heal as we ourselves begin the healing process as well.

Robin Shoen
Herkimer resident and County Employee

March 15, 2013

Again, it is so heart wrenching to read about another loss of one's K9 partner, Handler, please know that my deepest condolences to you, family and Agency. Regardless of the amount of time you trained and shared together, your partner will always be a true " Guardian of the Night ".

Retired K9 Handler/ Ronald DeMoulin
Atlantic County Sheriffs Office / N.J.

March 15, 2013

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