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. Your service was greatly appreciated. You will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers to your partner and family.

PO Cole
NYSUP - Albany

March 25, 2013

Bless you, Ape. Your career was short, but admirable. Rest in peace.

A grateful NY citizen

March 24, 2013

Sorry to hear the loss of K9 Ape. May he RIP

Resident of Malden, MA

March 24, 2013

God bless you Ape, for your courage and sacrifice and may He comfort all who feel your loss.

Melissa Darrow
Central NY resident

March 23, 2013

K9 Ape not only saved adult lives, but his sacrifice brought closure to a terrifying experience for the children and their parents in the Mohawk Valley. The necessary lockdowns of the schools and the change in routines were disconcerting, especially in the beginning elementary grades. K9 Ape brought peace to our children. What a gift and legacy he left them!! Ape earned his canine wings that day. RIP, Ape.

Joan Matteson

March 22, 2013

I truly appreciate how brave and well-trained Ape must have been to do the job he did in saving lives in Herkimer, NY. I look at his picture and admire him so much and feel sadness for his handler and family. Keep up the good work.

Nancy Mason

March 22, 2013

Thank god for the selfless and heroic actions of Ape and our fellow K9 MOS. They sacrifice themselves so that we can sign-out and go home each day. We must never forget them and fight for tougher laws to protect them.

PO Michael Callahan

March 22, 2013

I am without words for the sorrow I feel for those who loved you. May you protect the Heavens forever, brave soul.

Detective K. Hoefling
Golden Valley (MN) Police

March 22, 2013

Run free, Ape. Your service was short, but invaluable to your fellow officers, and you will not be forgotten.

Condolences to your partner, your division, your trainers, and all whose lives you touched. May your star in the heavens light their way and always be a beacon to them.

Lynne Masters-Lee
Former Naval officer, current Georgia resident

March 21, 2013

Sorry for your loss

Lieutenant Lance Greene
Georgia State Patrol

March 21, 2013

I'm so sorry for you losing your partner in the line of duty. Ape did his job and made the ultimate sacrifice saving his fellow officers from harm. May he rest in peace and his courage and legend live on. God Bless.

Retired Lieutenant Dan Mahoney
United States Mint Police

March 21, 2013

Ape you were more than just a dog you were a friend, partner, and Hero. You will always be our Hero here in the Mohawk valley, for the sacrifice that you made to keep us and your fellow officers safe. To Apes handler, I am so sorry for the loss of your friend, coworker and family member. I hope each day will get a little easier and the pain goes away. You were a good boy Ape.

Mohawk Valley Resident

March 20, 2013

My condolenses to Ape's handler. It is always difficult to lose one you love and trust. I am sure Ape never hesitated and was on a mission. I too have a Czech import and their loyalty never ceases to amaze me. Ever faithful the K9 companion. Deputy Hire and K9 Atak.

Deputy John W Hire and K9 Atak
Hampden county sheriff

March 20, 2013

Rest in Peace Ape. Thanks for keeping your (officers) safe. God Bless.

k9 Handler B Emmrich & k9 Jake
Cedarburg Police, WI

March 20, 2013

My husband and I would like to extend deepest sympathies to the handler of Ape. As animal lovers ourselves, we can't imagine how you must have felt to see your best friend go down. He did his job to protect you, but he didn't deserve to die at such a young age.
Ape will be forever remembered in the Mohawk Valley as our hero. At the benefit this Sunday Ape will also be remembered with his portion going will go to the Herkimer County Humane Society. God Bless All of You.


March 20, 2013

Thank you for your service, Ape.
Rest in Peace.

Mary K. Thompson, civilian

March 20, 2013

RIP Ape.

Chris Walley
Former Jail Officer/Deputy Wayne Co. Mississippi Sheriffs Department

March 20, 2013

Rest in peace, K9 Ape. Thank you for your loyal and dedicated service. Your ultimate sacrifice will not be forgotten. Prayers for your handler, family, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Godspeed and God Bless.

Investigator Robin Ramey
West Virginia Division of Corrections

March 20, 2013

Even though you are gone you will always be remembered for the way you performed your job, you were so brave with your ears up and your nose to the ground.

You my friend saved so many! We the people choose what your job would be and obviously you were chose because you were one of the best. The heartless person who shot you took your body but not your spirit! Your memory and spirit will live on forever! Thank You

Rebecca Pimentel
Hotel Supervisor, Orlando Florida

March 20, 2013

FBI K9 Officer Ape, your bravery and sacrifice in the face of mortal danger saved your human colleagues lives and that of many citizens of Herkimer and Mohawk, NY and the surrounding area including very good friends of ours. You will always be in our prayers, as are your home family and Agent Partner, your FBI family and your National K9 Brother- and Sister-hood. Thank you is so little but my respect and my heart and prayers are all I have.

Audrey Price
Friends of Mohawk/Herkimer Citizens

March 19, 2013

APE; dog ; k-9 ; officer;companion ;friend ; hero. You had many names and titles in your short life. your light will always shine bright . what you did that morning for our community will never/ever be forgotten. we want to thank you for your sacrifice.and mourn your passing may you rest in peace. To Officer Mueller ,I hope in time your heart will heal and find the strength to love and train another dog. No words can thank- you enough .


March 19, 2013

many have gone before you
many shall follow in your steps,
thank you for being a beacon to all

kathleen Claydon
Kennel staff

March 19, 2013

May God welcome you into Paradise with open arms.

K-9 Trooper
Tennessee Highway Patrol

March 19, 2013

Thank you K9 Ape for you service to the people of Mohawk Valley, you'll always be remembered by the residents of Herkimer County in our small section of New York.

FireFighter / EMT Corrie Culver
West Winfield Fire Department & Ambulance Corps

March 19, 2013

Thank you Ape. Your courage, strength and committment to duty is a testament to the FBI and law officers of our country. Sending loving thoughts to "your human" and all the officers you died protecting. May you rest peacefully and playfully at the bridge.

William and Carolynn Lyman
citizen of Oneida County

March 19, 2013

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