Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

K9 Nyx

Mills Police Department, Wyoming

End of Watch Wednesday, July 9, 2014

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Reflections for K9 Nyx

What a sad and tragic story this is. With all of the stories on the news about kids being left in hot cars, the same care should be given to leaving pets in hot cars. While I am sure this was not done on purpose and the handler is heartbroken, I hope that lessons are learned from this tragic accident. Run free and play, Nyx, because your job on earth is done and was done well. Thank you for your service. God Bless and Godspeed sweet Nyx.

Lisa B.

October 6, 2014

RIP K9 Nyx. How tragic & sad this story is. Thank you for your service, dedication, loyalty & sacrifice. Run free now sweet boy... You deserve it. You will not be forgotten!!!

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

September 16, 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 Nyx, you've earned it.

Sheriff Ray Foster
Buchanan County Sheriffs Office

September 15, 2014

How sad!

Rest in peace Nyx!!

Michelle - wife of US Marshal

September 9, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with K9 Nyx's handler. Until you meet again at the Rainbow Bridge....

Deputy Johanna Polo
Monroe County Sheriffs Dept Rochester NY

September 2, 2014

Love & Light Sweet Soul Puppy Officer K9 Nyx, your Journey begins... Angel Hugs

Pamela Tucker

August 31, 2014

Love & Light Sweet Soul Puppy Nyx, Your Journey begins Hero Brave Boy -Angel Hugs...

Pamela Tucker
Honoring K9 Officer

August 30, 2014

I'm deeply saddened at this time! I'm sure his handler & family are too. My sympathies are with the family & police department at this time. R.I.P. K9 Nyx!

Debbie Reynolds

August 26, 2014


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

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 twelve 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 Nyx, of the Mills, Wyoming Police Department, who died of heat exhaustion after accidently being left in the handler’s patrol car, unattended, for six hours in 86-degree heat on Wednesday, July 8, 2014, at the Mills Police Department, Mills, Wyoming.

Lord God, we are grateful for the life of K9 Nyx. He died serving us. Help us never to forget. Help us celebrate the life of K9 Nyx 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 Mills, Wyoming, help them to faithfully equip their Law enforcement officers and canines with the best tools to protect their community. May their training be adequate to the task. Help the citizens of Mills, Wyoming, to remember to fund their law enforcement canine programs adequately and treat their canine heroes with respect. Help the citizens of Mills, Wyoming, 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 Nyx go forward, they must celebrate the good things in their lives; and to celebrate life itself! K9 Nyx’s death was an unfortunate accident from which we must all learn. These canines serve us with unconditional love and are a significant investment to our law enforcement agencies. We must not forget our responsibilities for their care and welfare.

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,

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

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

August 26, 2014

This is such a tragedy. My thoughts and prayers are with his K-9 Handler, his family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. I hope the Mills Police Department shows compassion for his handler during this difficult time. I know Nyx served his community honorably for eight years and had a wonderful life.

Thanks you ODMP for putting our four legged brothers/sisters on your site. They deserve to be honored just as much as their two legged brothers/sisters.


BPA N. Trueblood
U.S. Border Patrol

August 25, 2014

be at peace, Nyx. your years of service will not be forgotten. your sacrifice will pave the way for change in your department (and others). i offer condolences to your handler, not judgment. while never leaving my partner unattended for such a length of time, i did once or twice make the mistake of thinking the a/c was on when it wasn't. we are not infallible (and neither are alarms). the burden of responsiblity will be with your handler always. a loss and lesson for all.

retired k-9 handler

August 25, 2014

Six hours waiting for backup and now the rainbow bridge. Your service and dedication will never be forgotten. Please say hi to Baby for me. Tell her I miss her.

Bill/Civilian Trainer

August 25, 2014

May you walk at Gods side now.

Trooper D Osborne
Tennessee Highway Patrol

August 25, 2014

Poor baby :( This is terrible.

OFC J Bridgman
Basehor Police Dept

August 24, 2014

My sincerest sympathy to the Mills Police Department for the loss of K9 Officer Nyx. Run to the bridge Nyx and join those who have gone before you, thank you for your service...

Dispatcher Sue Rusch
Punta Gorda PD, Punta Gorda FL

August 24, 2014

Very Sad!

Cpl. B. K. Anderson
Blanchard Police Department

August 24, 2014

Nyx, the loss of your heart and service saddens me. Knowing your years of service and that you knew each one of the men and women with whom you worked, you know there was no harm intended you by Officer Miller. The way our jobs have become, one little error, even that of turning on the air conditioner, can have disastrous and everlasting effects. There are more facts to this than we can ever judge, but I see that heat alarms are now planned for your agency cars. Sorry it comes so late, but they will come because your value has been realized. Nyx, know that you were loved then as you are now. Even by Zach. May your rest be as gentle as your soul.

Chuck Poré, Deputy Sheriff
Lake County Oregon

August 24, 2014

Rest in peace Nyx!
You will not be forgotten!

Willie Bell Hopewell VA!
Friend Of All Law Enforcement Officers!

August 24, 2014

RIP Nyx, at aleast now you can paly and eat a well deserved steak bone. I hope the department learns from Nyx's death on how to avoid this from happening to another Police K-9 dog.

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

August 24, 2014

RIP Nyx, thank you for your devoted service.

David J. Croffutt

August 24, 2014

A tragic, needless loss. RIP Nyx.

CW3 (Retired) Charles campbell
United States Army Criminal Investigation Command

August 24, 2014

R I P Nyx....Thank You for your service

Val Naugle

August 23, 2014

so sad that your partner would leave you in a closed car that long, should be a felony charge

retired auxiliary officer

August 23, 2014


Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

August 23, 2014

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

August 23, 2014

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