Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

K9 Tanja

Walker County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Friday, June 13, 2014

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Reflections for K9 Tanja

Saying the "holding accountable within criminal law" of a person who kills
a police dog as 'wacky' by a Georgia "Professor" tells me he is totally
uneducated to be a professor. It is a given that a human officer is of
infinite more value than a dog - reasonable people know that - but it is
not what is different that matters for a police dog killer to be held
accountable. What matters is what is the same - their status as a law
enforcement officer and the violence perpetrated against them.
The criminal would do to the officer/deputy/trooper what he did to the dog if he had the
opportunity and the dog did not stop him by sacrificing his own life to
save the handler/officer. They are partners together in the war on crime.
These dogs deserve protection in the law for serving for our freedom and
safety. The Georgia professor who said it is 'wacky' to do this is no
professor I would want teaching my grandchildren anything. Look in the
mirror Mr. 'Professor' - you seem to be the 'wacky' one there looking back
at you.
Rest and Play in peace K9 Tanja Walker Cunty Sheriffs Office Your life truly mattered. For a brief time you served; yet you gave youe all in saving the lives of your handler and other deputies. Now angels are singing for you. May your name be forever immortal as we give you our Honor and Memory. [email protected]

Barbara Snow Exec Dir

March 26, 2015

There was no mention in this story of whether the suspect was charged with the death of a police officer, which Tanja was. I hope that suspect is charged just as if Tanja was a human officer. Thank you for your service sweet girl. God Bless and Godspeed.

Lisa B.

October 6, 2014

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

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

September 16, 2014

Again, tears are shed for a Fallen "K9 Hero" named Tanja. may God welcome this beautiful animal. and watch over this wounded Deputy, Donnie Brown. Thank-you for your sacrifice, Tanya and for your service Deputy Brown. You are both in my thoughts and prayers.

Ret. Comm. Scott Barksdale
Broward County (Fla) and RCSD (SC)

July 16, 2014

Go and play in the streets of gold! Your job on this Earth is done. You served your community well. Keep a watchful eye on your partner in his time of healing, both physically and emotionally. Rest in Peace!

Ofc. A.R. Johnson/K-9 Kilo
Carrollton Police Dept. (GA)

July 15, 2014

How sad.

Track you Tanja for your service and dedication. You will not be forgotten.

Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of US Marshal

July 15, 2014

Rest In Peace K9 Tanja

Civilian supporter and future LEO
Lorain, Ohio

July 11, 2014

I am saddened by the loss of your brave and loyal K9. I live in Columbia County (Evans, GA), and my heartfelt condolence in the loss of 'one who served.' My paternal grandfather from Bibb County, GA. EOW was August 11, 1918, also by gunfire. All law enforcement deaths touch my heart bitterly.

God Bless 'all those' who serve in law enforcement.

Lane Williams
Supporter of National Law Enforcement Memorial

July 9, 2014

My condolences to the Walker County Sheriff's Office. I'm from Walker County and my heart truly goes out to your agency. God bless you all.


July 9, 2014

Another partner of our Law Enforcement family tragically taken from us. We are sadden at the lost of Tanja and the wounding of Tanja's handler. Our K9 partners serve our communities and protect their handlers in ways that are hard to understand and imagine. We as members of Command always will support our K9 partners. God Bless

Commander Griffin

July 2, 2014

RIP Tanja, for making the ultimate sacrifice! Well wishes to your handler. You will never be forgotten!

K-9 Deputy Jason Williams
Henry County Ind. Sheriff's Department

July 1, 2014

RIP TANJA....Prayers for her handler....Thank you for your courage and service!

G. Davis
Retired GA LEO

July 1, 2014

Rest in peace Tanja,

You died bringing in a very vile human being, who does not deserve to walk the face of this earth.

Rapists, child-abusers and cop-killers are all garbage at the bottom of the swamp to me.

Rest in peace beautiful girl, have fun in heaven till we all meet up there.

Michael Roberts, former police officer

June 30, 2014

Thank you, Tanja, for your sacrifice. You were beautiful, brave, and selfless and were taken way too early. You have made a greater contribution to society in your short 2 years than some people will ever make in their lifetimes! God bless your handler, may he recover quickly from the wounds he sustained both to his body from the weapon used against you both, and to his spirit from losing his partner. Now go play in heaven, sweet and brave girl, as you earned it!


June 26, 2014

My heart goes out to the officer who has suffered loss of this sweet girl. I citizen volunteer for the Centralia Police Department in Washington State. I also am the owner of a sweet German Shepherd, Aili(pronounced Ilee). She attends many volunteer opportunities with me. I love the K-9s and just wanted to send a message that you will be remembered and prayed for.

citizen volunteer/Karen Anderson
Centralia Police Dept/citizen support

June 24, 2014

Thank you for your service Tanja. 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 24, 2014

Thanks for the good work. Enjoy playing with all of your brothers and sisiters inlaws and paws. Say hi to K9nIwan for me.

Inv. Sorensen
Racine Police Department

June 23, 2014

Thanks you Tanja for saving the lives of my friends and family. Your selfless dedication brought home many husbands, fathers and grandfathers that day! you will always be remembered. Rest easy.

Walker County SO

June 23, 2014

K-9 Police Officer Tanja, your tour of duty was short but you made an impact on those that you served with. That fateful day you saved your best friends life as well as other officers, just doing a job that you loved. Well done young lady. To your handler stay strong. Go rest now Tanja where there will be no more "bad guys to chase and a place where you can run all day long with your new friends.

Detective Grade One Robert F. Jackson
Metropolitan Police Department Homicide Branch

June 22, 2014

May God brig comfort and peace to your fellow k9 handlers, police officers, and may God comfort you all. Thank you for you service K9 Tanja,


June 21, 2014

My sincerest sympathy to the Walker County Sheriff's Office for the loss of K9 Officer Tanja. Run free to the bridge K9 Tanja to join others who have gone before you...

Dispatcher Sue Rusch
Punta Gorda PD, Punta Gorda FL

June 20, 2014

K9 Tanja. Your bravery in defense of your handler and, doubtless many oficers and citizens, cannot be over estimated. May you enjoy the rewards of your faithful service. Heaven woulfd not be heaven without you.

Chaplain Paul Worley
San Antonio, Texas Police Department

June 20, 2014

K9 Tanja there no doubt that your actions probably saved the life of your best friend (Your handler). You can now take a break and enjoy running free in heaven awaiting the day that you see your best friend. Your are a true hero in every since. God Bless You K9 Tanja !

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

June 20, 2014

Godspeed K9 Tanja

Blue Line K9 Foundation
In Memory of K9 Ronin, EOW 06/20/13, Glendale PD, Arizona

June 19, 2014

God Bless the handler and Tanja

Retired Tpr

June 19, 2014

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