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

My friend and co worker was officer mike renshaw and i mourn ape along with my good friend mike. Thank you.

c. o. L Futter
NYSDOCS

March 16, 2013

Thank you Ape. Words are hard to find but you have placed an imprint on my heart like that of my own dog CooperT. Your ultimate sacrifice for my community is testimony of the bonds we share with our furry friends. My family lives here in Herkimer County and when word came that this shocking event was occurring I remembered feeling like Sept. 11th. The place we've called home whether near or far in which we work, eat and sleep and attend ball games with our families was in the midst of such turmoil. You and your dedicated law enforcement teammates came through to restore peace again. We are healing and it will take time but your unconditional love and obedience was unbounded. My empathy extends to your partner/handler and those who met you from the moment you were born. You are now at the Rainbow Bridge with DeMilo, Buck and Rocket...On behalf of family, friends and myself we appreciate you Ape and all Local, State and Federal Agencies continuous support

Prayer for the Animals Rev. Weinstein ()

Gathered here, we pause to acknowledge our place in creation
and our responsibility to it.
We lift up grateful hearts to the Source of Life this day for the
infinite variety of creatures which make our own existence so much richer.
As human beings, stewards of the earth, we extend our blessings to our brothers and sisters of fur and claw, wing and fin, scale and hoof, paws and feathers.
We promise to live with them in harmony as best we can,
to be respectful of the fact that we share the planet together,
and to refrain from exploiting them to selfish or abusive ends.
We pray today for all of the animals who are sick or harmed
and for those who love them,
that they may find peace at the last and comfort in love shared and remembered.
We join our spirits in praise and thanks for those animals who live among us as guides and helpers to the disabled, rescuers of the lost and hurt, and companions to the suffering,
we thank them silently in our hearts,
knowing that love is the only language we share with them.

Creator Spirit, thank you for these, our animal friends, those present today, those we bring with us in our hearts this morning, and those who have crossed the Rainbow Bridge to that peaceful beyond.
Amen.

Monica, Ramon and Cooper
Raised in Herkimer, NY

March 16, 2013

K9 Ape, Thank You

rob

March 16, 2013

I think Ape was a very brave dog. But i don't think he deserved to die. He did die in the line of duty. I feel really bad that he got shot by the killer. He was only 2 years old a young dog. Really when you think Ape is the real hero in this story, not the police, state police or the FBI. Ape I think your the best.

C.J. Gay

March 16, 2013

My sincerest sympathy to the handler as well as to the United States Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation. Rest in peace K9 Agent Ape, thank you for your service...

Dispatcher Sue Rusch
Punta Gorda PD, Punta Gorda FL

March 16, 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 16, 2013

i am sorry that the dog had to die like that sorry about that

lloyd a mitchell jr

March 16, 2013

My condolences to Ape's handler. Thank you Ape for your service. You will be missed.

Cheryl
Mohawk Valley

March 16, 2013

The love that a family has for dog is a great love and friendship his family will always remember. For his sacrifice his handler went home to his family but at the same time they lost not only a pet but a family member also. RIP APE, My german shepard Jasmine will be greeting you at the gates

Jason

March 16, 2013

Just think how many life's this K9 may of saved by going in first. Thank you to a beautiful dog.

Central NY
none

March 16, 2013

A short life and career, but a Hero did his job to the fullest without question, saving lives and unfortunately paying the ultimate price.. In this day and age, we need more people like him, the newest Guardian Angel.

J O'Connor
admirer

March 16, 2013

Thank you for your Ultimate sacrifice to keep your team members safe during this terrible tragedy! You are a TRUE HERO!

Pamela B Latt
Mohawk NY

March 16, 2013

My daughter is a K-9 police officer in Richmond,Va. My wife and 2 daughters have lived in Hartwick NY not 30 miles from where Ape was shot. We've always had dogs usually black labs and this incident has hit me on more than several levels. It's comforting to me that my daughter has a dog (her name is Sophie) but it hurts me to know that a beautiful selfless dog is no longer protecting his owner and I know his partner feels that empty feeling that bypasses the intelect and pierces the heart. Sorry this happened and happened in my neck of the woods. May all K-9 officers who know this dog, know we feel it although maybe not as badly.

Paul Mullins (Sgt USAF 68-72)
Father of a K-9 policeman

March 16, 2013

Thank You K9 Officer Ape, for your ultimate sacrifice. May you Rest in Peace at the Rainbow Bridge, knowing that you gave your life to save others. Our condolences to this wonderful K9 Handler. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you in your time of great loss.

Skinner Family
New York Mills, NY

March 16, 2013

thanks to the trainers of these wonderful K-9 officers. they give so much to the law enforcement community including in this case their life. Condolences to everyone involved with Ape and I am so glad the "suspect" was properly apprehended.

jennifer phillips
widow of sgt ron phillips

March 16, 2013

I wish I could hug you, Ape, but instead I have donated to the ASPCA in your memory, to help other dogs. You protected your team and all the rest of us from further harm. You are a true embodiment of "Strength and Honor". Thoughts are with your handler and other friends.

just an area resident

March 16, 2013

MY SINCERE SYMPATHY TO YOU ALL WITH THE LOSS OF YOUR BELOVED APE. HE SERVED HIS FELLOW MAN WITH HONOR & LOVE. IT WAS JUST TIME FOR HIM TO START HIS JOURNEY IN ANOTHER DIRECTION. HE'S @ THE RAINBOW BRIDGE WAITING FOR HIS FAMILY'S TO ARRIVE ONE DAY. HE WILL NEVER,EVER BE FORGOTTEN FOR HIS BRAVERY & LOVE FOR HIS HUMAN FRIENDS. MAY YOU ALL FIND SOME COMFORT IN KNOWING OTHERS CARE & SHARE YOUR LOSS. YOUR LOVE & EFFECTION FOR HIM WAS SO SPECIAL & HE KNEW THAT. HE DID WHAT HE NEEDED TO DO,TO PROTECT & SERVE & HE WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED IN JUST THAT WAY. GOD SPEED.

LAURIE CAREY
ANIMAL LOVER

March 16, 2013

As a dog lover, I was saddened at the loss of Ape. He was a beautiful specimen of his breed. He was brave and willing to sacrifice himself to save others. I have shed tears for the victims, and also for Ape. His life had true meaning and will continue to live in my heart. My prayers for comfort to all those who had a part in his life. He is a hero, along with all those who risked their lives and continue to do so to protect us. Thank you! Thank you!

Anna-private citizen

March 16, 2013

Rest now good boy. You know" all dogs go to heaven".

Sheila Hall, dog lover
thankful citizen

March 16, 2013

My heart is sadden by the lost very brave k9.I too own a German shepherd he is 5 yrs old his name Schultz.So losing a fellow German shepherd is really close to home.My sympathies to the entire department of FBI.And THANK YOU for your bravery.

Deborah Cady
A fellow German shepherd lover

March 16, 2013

Ape, your soul has risen to a higher place! You will always be remembered for your ultimate sacrifice Thoughts & prayers to your FBI family.

Linda from Marcy, NY
March 16, 2013

March 16, 2013

My condolences to the FBI K-9 Training staff, and also to
K-9 Ape's Handler. My deepest thanks also goes out to the FBI Training staff and to K-9 Ape's Handler. K-9 Ape saved the life or lives of the law enforcement members who entered the building to apprehend a dangerous murder suspect. Because of K-9 Ape's actions he saved the life or lives of my brother New York State Troopers and FBI agents.

My deepest thanks to K-9 Ape for his brief but deeply meaningful services; Thank you very much.

First Sergeant Tom Webb (Retired)
New York State Police

March 16, 2013

Thank you Ape for your service. Your sacrifice Thursday morning helped make our small valley communities safe again! Rest In Peace!

Stephen Vadney
Mohawk Valley

March 16, 2013

Many thanks and appreciation for all of the police and others who were involved with keeping order and safety during the standoff.

Many thanks as well to the beautiful dog, Ape, rest in peace.

Rena

March 16, 2013

My sympathies to the handler and family of K9 Ape and his fellow officers. I can't begin to imagine the pain and lost felt here. These dogs are so special for the job they do and the unique partnership they share. May your spirit run free at Rainbow Bridge Ape!

no rank, 10-42 to Officer Mike Ryan
University Police SUCB (retired)

March 16, 2013

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