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 <3 a true hero who showed extraordinary bravery. Thank you for putting an end to that terrifying situation. You will be forever remembered!

Gina Werthman
Central New York Resident

March 18, 2013

Thank you so much Ape for your service. My family is very saddened to see you passing on so young. We send love and prayers to his handlers & the members of the FBI. Thank you for your service at this terrible tragedy in our CNY community.

With great love for all K9 service dogs,
-N. Homa

Natasha Homa
CNY resident from Utica, NY

March 18, 2013

K9 Ape, you served with honor and bravery. Your fellow fallen K9's will be by your side over the Rainbow Bridge.

Grateful Citizen
Madison, WI

March 18, 2013

A true hero, the actions of this brave dog exemplify everything good about America. God bless this brave dog.

Alex Hanford
Central New York Resident

March 18, 2013

you did your job and crossed over the Rainbow bridge in to heaven and now is patrolling the streets of heaven rest in peace Ape

Cody Benac

March 18, 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

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

March 18, 2013

God Bless the K9's that protect the public & their partners.

Myles P
Retired Military Police Officer

March 18, 2013

Officer Ape,
Wow, how pretty you were. You were a hero...going in when most would run out. Thanks for your sacrifice. My prayers are with your handler and all who knew & loved you. Enjoy the beautiful, soft, green meadows that you now call home.

Denise
Survivor of Trooper Calvin Taylor

March 18, 2013

You have guarded our backs, always with that pleasure to please. We have trusted you even when we had our own doubts, and you prevailed. Thanks for never showing fear when there was fear and always going the extra mile no matter what the call was. You will be missed, you will never be replaced. Go and romp in that great puppy heaven, play with the ball and roll on your back forever. You earned it partner.
Former K9 Ofcr.

Sean D. Creamer; C-LEO ret.
Tryon Palace Security Unit, New Bern, NC

March 18, 2013

May you have many wonderful adventures and treats galore over the Rainbow Bridge!

Rita Rocker, Director
Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles

March 18, 2013

I'm so sorry for the loss of Ape. Even though his career just got started, he was a true hero.
God Bless K-9 Officer Ape, his partner, and department; there are many thankful citizens for all you do!

Monica Utri
Private Citizen

March 17, 2013

I've never had the pain that you're going through by losing a partner but I can share a part of that pain with you in hoping that it will help to ease your pain. I to am a handler and I don't wish that on anyone.

My thoughts and prayers are with you the officer and your family.
From the K9 families of Seattle. God Bless, and may Ape rest in peace.

Andre`

Andre Head
McRoberts Protective Agency

March 17, 2013

Guardians Of The Night

Trust in me my friend for I am
your comrade. I will protect you
with my last breath When all
others have left you And the
loneliness of the night closes
in, I will be at your side.

Together we will conquer all
obstacles, And search out
those who might wish harm to
others. All I ask of you is
compassion, The caring touch
of your hands. It is for you that I
will unselfishly give my life And
spend my nights unrested.
Although our days together
May be marked by the passing
of the seasons Know that each
day at your side is my reward.

My days are measured by The
coming and going of your
footsteps. I anticipate them at
every opening of the door. You
are the voice of caring when I
am ill. The voice of authority
when I've done wrong.


Do not chastise me unduly For
I am your right arm, The sword
at your side. I attempt to do
only what you bid of me. I seek
only to please you and remain
in your favor.

Together you and I shall
experience A bond only others
like us will understand When
outsiders see us together Their
envy will be measured by their
disdain.

I will quietly listen to you And
pass no judgment, Nor will your
spoken words be repeated I will
remain ever silent, Ever vigilant,
ever loyal. And when our time
together is done And you move
on in the world Remember me
with kind thoughts and tales,
For a time we were unbeatable,
Nothing passed among us
undetected.

If we should meet again on
another street I will gladly take
up your fight, I am a Police
Working Dog and together We
are guardians of the night.

Robert Petitt
Former K-9 Handler, Georgia

March 17, 2013

May you rest in peace Officer Ape. You gave your own life to save your brothers, no one will ever forget that. As you cross over the Rainbow Bridge to join St. Francis and all the other brave K9s, enjoy running and playing, we will take the watch from here.
Please please let's get our 4 legged Officers bullet proof vest just as we have. Give them the same fighting chance since they will go in first, no questions asked, and die for us. God Bless You SWeetheart.

CO Ryan
Friend

March 17, 2013

God Bless K-9 APE and his handler.

Sgt. Det. Robert M Spinney Jr. Ret.
MBTA Transit Police Massachsuetts

March 17, 2013

My thoughts and Prayers are with your agency and Ape's handler.

Officer J.Hood& K9 Sherman
Prairies Region K9 UNIT, Correctional Service Canada

March 17, 2013

Thank you Aoe for giving your life to protect our community. You have changed my life forever. I will never forget you. Thank you to all the men and women who worked so hard to bring this horrific situation to an end.

Amanda Mroz
Herkimer Veterinary Associates

March 17, 2013

At only 3 weeks service, you had a whole career ahead of you. You served your people well. Thoughts with the handler and family. RIP Ape

Sgt Dave Raymond
Queensland police service Australia

March 17, 2013

I've already sent my condolences for K9 Ape and his handler. My heart is heavy with mourning him, equally with my two labs. Forever in my heart, Ape. Now i blow 3 kisses to heaven every night and say 3 "i love you's"! To those reading this: please leave a reflection for K9 Maxo. He and his handler deserve condolences too. I don't think Maxo's as well known to the public because of the nature of his work. He is a good and brave hero, as well!

Cheri
resident of Herkimer, NY

March 17, 2013

Our deepest condolences and hearts pour out to K9 Ape's family. Enter the Rainbow Bridge with my 2 K9's who will greet you - K9 Sam OCSD 1993-2002, K9 Rony OCSD 2001-2011 my partners...god bless 2*/.

Retired Deputy/K9 handler/Trainer - Tom Larkin & wife Gina Larkin

Deputy Sheriff
OCSD/Retired

March 16, 2013

RIP K9 Ape. Thank you for your brave service.

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago Police Department

March 16, 2013

R.I.P K-9 Ape. My thoughts, prayers and sympathy go out to your handler, fellow officers, both human and K-9 and everyone you touched. Gone but never forgotten sweet boy. I know you're running and playing with all of the other K-9's who are there with you.

Patrolman Jason Ring
Fort Edward Police Department

March 16, 2013

Ape, in your short life you saved lives of others. I pray you did not suffer long. I pray St. Francis of Assisi stroked your fur as you were transitioning from this world to the next. I pray your tragedy brings change and every K-9 in service will be equipped with their own bullet-proof vest. Your life mattered greatly to us. Thank you Ape. Run fast and far through your heaven.

Suzanne Johnson
Descendant of Herkimer family

March 16, 2013

my heart is sadden to here such news RIP APE

A Davis
private citizen

March 16, 2013

Life is unfair. Thank you APE for making the valley safe again.
I cried for you, and felt a sense of relief that we could be safe again. Thank you.

My students were comforted the ordeal was over.

I hope that your handler and other team members are comforted that you have made this a better world.

Teacher
Little Falls Middle School

March 16, 2013

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