Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

K9 Brunie

Kansas City Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Sunday, September 28, 2014

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Reflections for K9 Brunie

To Officer Edwin Lara and his family, I'm so sorry to hear about the death of Brunie. My heart goes out to you, your family and department members. Not only am I a devote animal lover I'm a retired police officer of 30 years who used many canine tracking dogs to apprehend dangerous criminal. My heart cries for you. All animals go to heaven.
God Bless

Senior Officer Tina McFarliin
Salem Oregon Police Dept.

November 7, 2014

Our prayers and condolences go out to the family and friends of our fallen brother. Thank you for your service.

Officer Edwin Lara / External Ops
Cook County Sheriffs Office, IL- Honor Guard

November 5, 2014

Rest in peace, wonderful Brunie...


October 23, 2014

Brunie, Rest Easy my dear. My prayers go out to your partner & family. They will carry on your watch.

K9 LEO wife
from Iowa

October 15, 2014

Sorry for your loss. Thank you for your service. It has been an honor to recognize your work over the past few years. It is so hard to loose our partners and friends. My heart goes out to you.

Diane Russell
Eastgate Engraving & Awards

October 11, 2014

I am so sorry for the loss of K9 Brunie.

Molly Feldman
Des Moines Area Community College
Criminal Justice Club President
Ankeny, Iowa

October 9, 2014

RIP Brunie

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

October 7, 2014

How sad. My thoughts and prayers are with K9 Brunie's family and friends.

Rest in peace Brunie!

Michelle - wife of US Marshal

October 7, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with the agency and especially to his handler and family. Thank you for your service, K9 Officer Brunie. God Bless and Godspeed.

Lisa B.

October 6, 2014

K9 Brunie thank you for your deicated service to your community, I know that your best friend and handler is wondering why, only God knows that answer, but for what ever reason K/9 Brunie is in heaven now where there is no pain or sorrow. I'm sure that K/9 Brunie will be waiting for you some day to make up on some lost time. Rest in Peace, K/9 Brunie !

Former Sgt. Joe Covington, M/C #4926

October 4, 2014

Thank you for your service Brunie. 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

October 3, 2014

R.I.P K9 Brunie. How sad and tragic!! Thank you for your service, dedication, loyalty and sacrifice. Prayers to your handler, you will once again meet at the Rainbow bridge.. until then run free sweet boy.

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

October 3, 2014

God Speed across the Rainbow Bridge Brunie. I know you are in great company.

Trooper D Osborne
Tennessee Highway Patrol

October 3, 2014

Condolences and prayers to the colleagues and partner to Brunie.

Officer Janet Rowe (retired)
Arlington County Police Department, Arllington, VA

October 3, 2014

Rest in peace Brunie!
You will not be forgotten!

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

October 3, 2014

"Not the least hard thing to bear when they go from us, these quiet friends, is that they carry away with them so many years of our own lives." - John Galsworthy

Chief Jonathan R. Walker

October 3, 2014

Rest in Peace Brother

Constable Retired John Ross
Winnipeg Police Service

October 2, 2014


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

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 fifteen 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 Brunie, of the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department, who died in the line-of-duty eight days after becoming ill while tracking a felony suspect in a wooded area of Belton, Missouri, on Saturday, September 20, 2014. His condition worsened and he died on Sunday, September 28, 2014.

Lord God, we are grateful for the life of K9 Brunie. He died serving us. Help us never to forget. Help us celebrate the life of K9 Brunie 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 Kansas City, Missouri, 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 Kansas City, Missouri, to remember to fund their law enforcement canine programs adequately and treat their canine heroes with respect. Help the citizens of Kansas City, Missouri, 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 Petra go forward, they must celebrate the good things in their lives; and to celebrate life itself! K9 Brunie was a nationally decorated member of his police department and served with unconditional love. He was a significant investment and asset to the Kansas City MO Police Department and will be dearly missed.

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. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
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.

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

October 2, 2014

My sincerest sympathy to the Kansas City Police Department for the loss of K9 Officer Brunie. Run free to the bridge K9 Brunie, be at peace with the others who have gone before you... thank you for your service.

Dispatcher Sue Rusch
Punta Gorda PD, Punta Gorda FL

October 2, 2014

RIP Brave puppy dog,

Mark, no rank

October 2, 2014

We are sadden at hearing the news of our LE K9 friend Brunie. We send our support to the KCPD.

Commander Griffin

October 2, 2014

So often we forget that law enforcement officers don't always have only two legs, but K9s take the same risks and, unfortunately, can suffer the same fate as human officers. Rest in Peace, Brunie.

David Weldon
Oxford PD (formerly)

October 2, 2014

Prayers going out to the Kansas City Police Department, especially K9 Brunie's handler. RIP Brunie.

L. Martinez

October 2, 2014

Rest in peace, K9 Brunie. Thank you for your loyal and dedicated service to your community. Prayers for your handler and KCPD. Godspeed, Hero.

Kathy B
Grateful Citizen

October 2, 2014

Rest in peace.

sgt Jim Russo

October 2, 2014

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