Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

K9 Mick

Portland Police Bureau, Oregon

End of Watch Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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Reflections for K9 Mick

I remember the night I heard of Mick's death on the news and it hit hard. I shed tears for his brave heroism and have never forgotten him til this day.
I recently had the pleasure of meeting a K-9 officer with his dog and struck up a conversation, telling him "I remember a K-9 on the news that was shot maybe 5 years back during a burglary call, have never forgotten it...." and outlined the story looking for a possible answer. Well, it was Mick, and that officer had actually been on that call. It felt good to share. What can one say about a very special dog that made the ultimate sacrifice, besides admire their bravery and heart to protect and serve. One can only stand in awe at these brave dogs who go into situations too dangerous for officers, and with no hesitation. Mick lives on and is never forgotten!


May 25, 2020

We remember your heroic actions 6 years ago today K93! You live on by us telling your story and fighting in your name!

K9 Mick, Never forget, never forgotton

Darin Campbell
Executive Director
Working Dogs Oregon

April 16, 2020

my condolences go out to the portland police and to the family of the police officer and k9 dog has passed this morning my heart and
prays go out to every one at this heard time.

Victoria A Ford

January 20, 2015

RIP K9 Mick. You died a hero. Thank you for your service, dedication, loyalty & ultimate sacrifice. Prayers to your handler & best friend. You will once again meet at the Rainbow Bridge. Until then.. run free sweet boy. You deserve it!!!

Family Member - New Jersey LEO's
Pompton Lakes, NJ

September 16, 2014

How sad.

Thank you for your service and dedication Mick. You will not be forgotten!

Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of US Marshal

July 15, 2014

On behalf of the members of the International Police Association, I would like to extend our sincerest condolences to you, your family and friends regarding the loss of K9 Mick.

I sincerely extend my sympathy to your department and K9 Mick's handler as you cope with this loss. K9 Mick's service to law enforcement will never be forgotten.


Bonnie Watt Chaplain IPA_USA
International Police Associaiton- US Section

June 29, 2014

To Mick's Officer/friend: I cried when the news came on the local news at the loss of your K9 partner, Mick. I am a citizen volunteer for CPD in Washington. My German Shepherd, Aili(pronounced Ilee has accompanied me to many events since she was a 4 month old puppy(now 3). Children/people enjoy meeting her and can pet her, whereas the working K-9s from the dept are busy. You have been prayed for.Mick will always be remembered.

citizen volunteer/Karen Anderson
Centralia Police Dept/citizen support

June 24, 2014


To the family, friends, and colleagues of K9 Mick:

From the beginning of time after Cain killed his brother, Abel, there has been a need for law enforcement officers to protect the weak and to bring evildoers to justice. This work is necessary in a sinful world and is dangerous. In 2014, some eight law enforcement canines have sacrificed their lives to protect their handlers and the citizens of this great nation. Today, we honor the sacrifice of K9 Mick, of the Portland, Oregon Police Bureau, who was shot and killed in the line-of-duty while pursuing one of three burglary suspects on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Portland, Oregon.

Lord God, we are grateful for the life of K9 Mick. He died serving us. Help us never to forget. Help us celebrate the life of K9 Mick and honor his sacrifice. Be with the family, friends, and colleagues of this fallen hero. Comfort them and give them your strength. Guide those who seek to take care of the family of this hero. May those empowered to do so, care for them with integrity. In commemorating the death of this hero, help those who mourn to remember that death is not the end. Death does not have the final say, but is simply the transition to the glorious life to come. Dogs do go to heaven! They should look forward to that life to come with joy and thanksgiving.

As for the citizens of Portland, Oregon, help them to faithfully equip their police officers and canines with the best tools to protect their community. May their training be adequate to the task. Help the citizens of Portland, Oregon, to remember to fund their canine programs adequately and treat their canine heroes with respect. Help the citizens of Portland, Oregon, to obey the law and treat each other with dignity so as not to add to the burden of crime and pain to their community.

The time for mourning will soon pass. We have now remembered and celebrated the life lost in this great tragedy. As the family, friends, and colleagues of K9 Mick go forward, they must celebrate the good things in their lives; and to celebrate life itself!

Finally, Lord God, we pray for the families, friends, and colleagues of all the law enforcement officers and canines who have been killed in the line-of-duty and we thank you for their sacrifices. Bless the lives of their families, friends, and colleagues so they might find healing. Help their law enforcement organizations support the families of these fallen heroes. Even though their deaths might have been senseless, make something good come out of these situations so that their law enforcement organizations and the communities in which they lived and served might be stronger because of their lives and their deaths.


Lord God, hear our prayers.

Now, may the Lord bless you, and keep you: the Lord make His face to shine upon you, and be gracious unto you: the Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace. Amen.

In His Service,

Pastor Steven R. Closs
Retired Captain of Police, Nashua NH Police Department
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry

Pastor Steven R. Closs
Retired Captain of Police, Nashua, NH Police Department

June 16, 2014

Thank you for your service K9 Mick. Job well done. Rest in peace.

911 Supervisor
Campbell County Virginia

June 12, 2014

Thank you K9 Mick for your service, May God have a special place for you in Heaven.

Holly O
Proud American

June 10, 2014

RIP, HERO! You will not be forgotten!

Fmr Sheriff's Deputy
Marion County Sheriff, Indiana

June 7, 2014

Rest in peace buddy. You served your handler and Department well.

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 selflessly 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 the opening of the door.
You are the voice of caring when I am ill.
The voice of authority over me 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 you will understand.
When outsiders see us together
Their envy will be measured by their disdain.
I will quietly listen to you
And pass no judgement.
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 ever meet again on another field
I will gladly take up your fight.
I am a Police Working Dog and together
We are GUARDIANS of the NIGHT.

Sgt. Marsh
Burlington PD

May 31, 2014

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 Mick, you've earned it.

Sheriff Ray Foster
Buchanan County Sheriff's Office

May 13, 2014

When I lived In Seattle years ago, a K-9 protected me from a suspect. I gave him thanks by sitting down and hugging him and giving kisses, He kissed me back:) You have no idea how much you make us feel and thank you for your service. and Yes, you don't know me.. but I still cried for you! R.I.P MICK! You will be missed.

Thomasina Buckner Private Citazen

May 12, 2014

Officer Dorn, my heart goes out to you. I'm so sorry to hear about Mick's untimely death. He was a hero, giving his life so that others might live.

K-9 Mick, I'm so proud of you boy!

Officer G Vasquez & K-9 Ravi
Glendale, AZ Police Dept K-9 Unit

May 5, 2014

Rip beautiful boy

Jonathan Uk citizen

May 5, 2014

God Speed and let gods light and love shine down on you always, thank you for your service.

Chief james Cervi
Fordland Police Department

May 3, 2014

Mick-you were a very special dog- almost more than a dog- you gave selflessly to protect your owner and coworker- We love just like a human being and more- such unconditional love you gave to your handler/owner/parent...I can only imagine what you were like as a member of their family, taken too soon.. We LOVE YOU ALWAYS!


April 28, 2014

My heart breaks for Mick's handler, family & coworkers. I pray that his handler will heal from the physical wounds & with time, may have some healing of the emotional wounds. Thanks for a job well done Officer Mick!

Survivor of Trooper Calvin Taylor

April 28, 2014

K9 Mick I know that your partner must be pretty torn up over your exceptional work as a K9 police officer. I hope and pray that your partner Officer Dorn makes a full and speedy recovery from this incident. Officer Dorn your K9 was a true hero who gave his life to save yours and others. Officer Dorn I know that you will always remember K9 Mick, don't worry he'll be there waiting for you in heaven one day. Right now K9 Mick is playing with his favored toy and eating a well deserved steak.

Former Sgt Joe Covington, M/C #4926
Corpus Christi Police Department

April 28, 2014

Mick was truly a special dog; he will be missed by all who knew him and had the privilege of working with both him and his partner Officer Dorn. Rest in Peace, Mick; you did your job exceptionally well and you, Officer Dorn and all of PPB should be proud.

Civilian worker; County Law Enforcement Agency

April 26, 2014

Thank you for your service and dedication Mick. You will not be forgotten!

Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of US Marshal

April 25, 2014

Thank You for your loyal service K-9 Mick. Thoughts, prayers and healing go out to your handler, department and the city of Portland. Gone.

Wm Jean-Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP, Trafic & Escort Unit

April 25, 2014

My condolences to the Portland Police for the loss of K-9 Mick. Rest in peace K-9 Mick, thank you for your service. K-9 Mick you made your handler proud and performed your job honorably.

K-9 Officer Bryan Tabaczynski
Rockledge Police Department, Fl

April 22, 2014

We are sadden at the lost of our K9 partner Mick. The service of our K9 partners should always be honored. They are instrumental in our jobs and for the protection of our communities.

Commander Griffin
MPS/DOPS Special Ops Chicago

April 22, 2014

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