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

R.I.P. Ape. Your courage, dedication, and loyalty will never be forgotten here in upstate NY. You made the ultimate sacrafice for your fellow members of the team. My condolences to your partner. You were a beautiful boy.

Resident of upstate NY

March 15, 2013

A special thanks to you for your loyalty and dedication. Your service to help bring peace to our small community is forever appreciated. We can not thank you and all the agents enough for helping us through this ordeal. Much love and peace to you!!!!

Ann Frank
Resident of the Mohawk Valley, NY

March 15, 2013

Rest in Peace, Sweet Ape.

Gale Hatch
Mohawk Valley Resident

March 15, 2013

Many tears have been shed for the bravery and sacrifice of Ape - a dedicated and valiant officer. Condolences and prayers for Ape, his handler, and everyone in their unit. Thank you for all you do.

Tim Riecker
Herkimer County resident and Emergency Management Consultant

March 15, 2013

"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.”
Josh Billings quotes (American Humorist, 1818-1885)

What a hero for his sacrifice.

Nancy Clickman
Citizen proud of Ape and the men who served with him

March 15, 2013

Ape, thank you for protecting us and your police brothers and sisters. My heart goes out to you and I know God has a special place for you in heaven.

Andrea Falzarano

March 15, 2013

Ape cried when I heard you lost your life protecting the people along side of you. You will be missed terribly and never forgotten. You can rest in peace knowing they took the life of the man who took yours.

Herkimer, NY

March 15, 2013

No matter how much we do for our four legged friends they always give more back than we can ever give them. Faithful and loyal to the end Rest In Peace.

Dog lover

March 15, 2013

RIP Ape.. Thanks for your dedication and Loyalty. You gave your life to save others. My heart goes out to your family.

Lisa Evans
Utica New York

March 15, 2013

Thanks for protecting us; God Bless you. Just 2 miles from my home; too close for comfort.

God Bless the handler; my deepest condolences to you and your team for your loss. I can't thank you guys enough for what you did for us yesterday.

Officer Booth
USAF Civilian LEO

March 15, 2013

Rest well K-9 Ape. My thoughts are with the Handler and Agents that had the honor of serving with K-9 Ape. "We few, we happy few, we Band of Brothers; for he today that sheds his blood with me, shall be my Brother".

Sgt. Matt Evans
Knox County Sheriff's Office, TN

March 15, 2013

Rest in peace K9 Ape. Thank you for your service.

Police Officer II D. Vaquero
San Diego Police Department

March 15, 2013

My condolences to your partner, handler and your family. I know you were only in service for a few weeks, but in training for a great deal longer, so the bond and love was already established. Rest in Peace K-9 Ape. Your watch is over, we'll take it from here.

Dan Hetland
Florida Sherrif

March 15, 2013

It is unfortunate that he had a very short life. However he died doing his duty. I hope that his sacrifice saved a fellow team members life. I am sure he will not be forgotten.

With deepest regards,
Ofc Alex VanDerLinden, K-9 Ice

Officer Alex VanDerLinden and K-9 Ice
Village of Streamwood

March 15, 2013

There is no greater sacrafice. You did your job and I pray you rest in peace. We thank you for your service and heroic actions.

David S. Lapidus Director of Safety

March 15, 2013

Thanks for protecting us. Good boy!

Detective Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

March 15, 2013

R.I.P Ape.
I know what it is like to lose a K-9 Police Dog.
Thank You for Your Service My Friend, and GOD BLESS Your Handler.
Sgt. Pete Vantell-USAF Security Police K-9....Veteran.

Pete Vantell--Sgt USAF SP/K-9 Veteran
None- Just an x K-9 Police Officer Military.

March 15, 2013

Thank you Ape for tour protection and service even if it was such a short time. Praying for your handler and the rest of the team. Rest in peace Ape.

Jan Taylor. detective.retired
Dallas P.D.

March 15, 2013

K9's offer unconditional obedience and affection to their handlers.
Ape died do just that. I can understand the emptiness Ape's handler must be feeling. I shed a tear you for your loss. May you and all my American Brothers in Law Enforcement stay safe . God Bless You all.

Police Constable CW468 Whitehead (Ret)
Sussex Police UK

March 15, 2013

Thank you for your service K9 Ape. You and your handler are in our thoughts and prayers.

PO Chris Salisbury
Detroit Police K9 Unit

March 15, 2013

Rest in peace K9APE my sincere condolences to your partner and to your department. Godspeed as you now romp in the streets of gold. Retired MWD handler USN. Terry Zech


March 15, 2013

From the Chesterfield County Police Dept. K-9 Unit to the Bureaus K9 teams, our thoughts are with your handlers at this tough time. There is no doubt that K-9 Ape was doing just as he was trained to do when he made the ulitmate sacrifice, as was his handler. The fact that all of the officers made it out alive is a tribute to what our K9 partners do for us. RIP Ape!

Career K-9 Ofc. Brian Rhodenizer
Chesterfield County Va. P.D.

March 15, 2013

Ape, Thank you for your service, even though it was a short time. I hope the FBI charges this villain for your murder and he receives the maximum sentence allowed under federal law. I pray for your handler and all who knew and loved you, as I know they miss you, as I know I certainly would. Run free now, with my babies, in the heavens above.

Linda J. Edwards, Retired Unit Manager
Federal Bureau of Prisons

March 15, 2013

It breaks my heart to here this, I am a handler of a 8 mo. old Czech Shephered (Sophie ) by the photo i would think she was from the same litter. My heart goes out to the FBI but most of all to his Partner, know that Ape is now watching you from the Heavens.
thank you Ape for your service. god speed Ape, Run free.

K.L.Mellinger S.A.R. 223
So. Nye Co. Sheriffs Search & Rescue

March 15, 2013

I'm a retired K9 handler...I couldn't imagine the loss. Condolences to you and your agency on the loss of your brave k9 Ape.

Mari G Alvarez, Deputy (retired)
Yolo County Sheriff Dept, Ca.

March 15, 2013

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