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K9 Shadow

Hanahan Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Tuesday, June 18, 2013

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Reflections for K9 Shadow

K-9 Shadow, you once cast your own 4 legged shadow as you helped your partners to fight crime and to save lives, and now you have been called to to your next post with your buddy, Corporal Travis Lanphere, to bring back some of Heaven's light into his eyes and warmth into his smile, and to comfort him every night as you curl up next to his heart ... until you meet again.
God Bless you all,

Royal Canadian Mounted Police

November 30, 2013

I just wanted to thank each and everyone of you for your Reflections for my fallen partner. Being there in his final moments was very hard, every day since has been hard. i am not sure as to why this had to happen, I guess they needed another four legged friend to guard the gates. Rest in Peace Shadow....say hi to Nitro and Terry for me.

Corporal Travis Lanphere
Hanahan Police Department

August 17, 2013

I remember Shadow when he first started with Hanahan. RIP Shadow.

Officer M. Dominy
APSU PD (former Hanahan Police Officer)

August 3, 2013

K-9 Shadow,
I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Hanahan. And to your K-9 Partner and Department I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

August 2, 2013

Our thoughts are with the handler and the department at this time of loss. There's something special about the K9 partner, loyal and dedicated to the end. Rest in Peace Shadow, you've earned it.

Sheriff Ray Foster
Buchanan County Sheriff's Office

August 1, 2013

God didn’t promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain; but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way.

Rest in peace.

Michelle, wife of US Marshal

July 8, 2013

Well said John. It is always heartbreaking & tragic when any officer dies so to all the fallen officer's worldwide,people & animals us citizens appreciate that you made the ultimate sacrifice in this cruel world. I think it's also important to leave reflections on the previous year's also,i noticed some dont have many so if you ever have time then go back be it 1994 or 1978 etc and make sure the hero's that grace this page are never forgotten. To Shadow & all those that went before their time,your watch is over so RIP.

Grateful citizen

July 3, 2013

My brothers, sisters, family,friends. I have the utmost respect for you all. It is this respect that brings me to realize some short falls as of recent in my opinion. I cannot help but notice that there are what seem to be to few reflections left here for Shadow. In fact the least number of reflections of all in the line of duty passings of all the K-9 hero's that are listed here to date.

The K-9 hero's that passed in this year are remembered in different ways. Some for their bravery and others for their dilligence. Each and everyone gave all they had without hesitation or reservation. Please remember when you read the officer down K-9 page that some of these K-9 hero's went with their human officer partner. Some passed chasing down mope criminal. Some passed in accidents while tracking, and some passed while training. None of these losses are are any less traumatic for the handlers, fellow officers, department personell and the general public that these officers served.

Hero's are hero's. Please remember who these reflections are for. Please remember all the k-9 heroe's listed here. For without these partners our lives would be significently more complicated and dangerous. Any loss of an officer either human or K-9 is a tremendous loss for all. Any loss is one loss to many. Please take time to reflect on all the hero's listed her and their ultimate sacrifice. We will all cross that bridge someday. Some of us will remain there, and some will move on. When I will look out over that vast sea of hero's I will want to remember each and everyone for their call to duty. Respectfully. Thank you.

Deputy John Hire
Hampden county Sheriff

July 1, 2013

Thank you for your service Shadow. You were brave!

Laure May
Mom to Police Officer

July 1, 2013

RIP Shadow.

Detective James McVey
Alamance County Sheriff's Office

June 27, 2013

Run free Shadow, We have it from here.

Deputy John Hire
Hampden county Sheriff

June 26, 2013

For after creating the world God Rested and thought, I need to make something for man, To show devotion, true love and undying faith. God said I will spell my name backwards and make Dog for man. So it was and always shall be.

K-9 Trooper D Osborne
Tennessee Highway Patrol

June 26, 2013

God Speed across the Rainbow Bridge.

K-9 Trooper
Tennessee Highway Patrol

June 26, 2013

Thank you for your bravery and loyalty. I have a special place in my heart and a deep respect for you and all the K9 officers. Your loyalty and fearlessness is unrivaled. You deserve every honor we could bestow upon you. Rest easy little buddy, you have earned it.

Herb Fernandez
Detention Corporal
Midland County Sheriff's Office TX
Senior Honor Guard Member

June 26, 2013

Thank you for your service Shadow. I'm sorry you were taken from us. My heart goes out to your handler and all who knew you. I can't wait until we get to see you again. Until then, you go and run free and happily through the Heavens knowing you were loved and valued.

Surviving Daughter of Special Agent J. Robert Porter
Federal Bureau of Investigation
E.O.W. 8/9/79

June 25, 2013

You have served your partner well my friend. Your loyalty and bravery has been unmatched. Now go and run the green fields of heaven. You have earned the rest. You will not be forgotten. Instead, you will now find your place in the rich history of United States law enforcement. Thank you for your service.

Doug Gist, Captain (ret) Washoe SO
Silver State National Peace Officers Museum

June 25, 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

June 24, 2013

Shadow....Rest sweet boy by the River of Life.


June 24, 2013

God Bless you K9 Shadow

Resident of Malden, MA

June 23, 2013

RIP K9 Shadow. You, your handler and his family are in our thoughts and prayers.

PO Chris Salisbury
Detroit Police Dept. K9

June 23, 2013

RIP, Shadow. Never forgotten. My condolences to the handler.

Sgt. Barbara Beland
Monroe Co. S.O.

June 23, 2013

Loyal and dedicated to the end.

S. I. Drake, Lt. IPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police

June 22, 2013

My sincerest sympathy to the Hanahan Police Department for the loss of K9 Officer Shadow. Rest in peace Shadow, thank you for your service...

Dispatcher Sue Rusch
Punta Gorda PD, Punta Gorda FL

June 22, 2013

RIP Shadow. You were a beautiful boy.


June 21, 2013

RIP Shadow

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

June 21, 2013

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