Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

K9 Pepper

Wise County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, January 28, 2015

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Reflections for K9 Pepper

Hello Family, Co-workers, and friends. My hope in you heart. You can understand how I feel about this. I have a long standing 40 years with our first responders of every kind. Lost a uncle" Colorado Springs officer. My other uncle retired a high ranking officer. My nephew., :) now colorado. Springs officer. Could not be more proud. I feel you pain for your partner. Most people don't understand. I do. God Bless ,and I wish the best in your k 9 next time. Brenda clayton. T

Brenfda clayton
H ave a germanshepard. FYI

February 3, 2015

I am so very sorry for your loss. Thank you, sir, for your service. And thank you, Pepper, for a job well done. Rest in peace.

D. Henson

February 3, 2015

May you rest in peace, Pepper. You did what you were trained to do - you saved lives. God bless you, Pup.

M.I. (dispatch)

February 3, 2015

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. RIP PEPPER

Fire Explorer
Fire Department

February 2, 2015

R.I.P. PUPPY Pepper!!!

Nebraska Police Officer

February 2, 2015

K9 Police Officer Pepper, you gave your life in the protection of your two legged partner and other officer's that fateful day. You did your job not for the money but for a pat on the head and a scratch behind the ears and some loving words from your partner. Go and play with all of your new four legged friends where there are no more bad guys to chase after. Good job Pepper. To your handler and the men and women of the Wise County Sheriff's Department STAY STRONG.

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

February 2, 2015

May God bless K9 Pepper's handler and all the LEO"S of Wise County.

Wayde & Sissy Keeling
parents of 2 LEO's

February 1, 2015

Condolences to the entire Sheriff's office in the loss of your highly trained K9 officer Pepper. A private citizen and pup parent.

Helen Williams

February 1, 2015

Thank you Pepper. All dogs do go to Heaven. K9s have a Special Place there. Your are a Hero.

Chase Robinson
Destination Canine

February 1, 2015

Heartfelt condolences regarding the loss of your fine Police K9.

Louann Smith

February 1, 2015

Rest In Peace

James P Waggle

February 1, 2015

My condolences to Sheriff David Walker on the loss of Pepper.


January 31, 2015

R.I.P. Pepper.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

January 31, 2015

Pepper, service and protection at its finest, you stole my heart doggy dog, I will remember you

M. S. Bosley Fort Worth
Comm. Sec. Officer

January 31, 2015

Sheriff David Walker,

We pray that you and your LEO's find solace in knowing that K9 Pepper saved their lives with his actions, thereby doing his job 100%+ .

We were saddened to read this news. K9's are a LEO's best friend and do so much more for their community. May the K9 that follows in Pepper's paw prints be as well trained as Pepper and earn the title that Pepper earned, K( Officer.

From a LEO family in the north

The Hildreth Family of LEO's
NHSP Comm Spec (Ret) & Local PD LEO/1 former JPO/1 NHSP Detective

January 31, 2015


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

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 2015, two 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 Pepper, of the Wise County, Texas, Sheriff’s Office, who was shot and killed in the line-of-duty on Wednesday, January 28, 2015, while tracking and then attempting to apprehend a wanted man in a wooded area near the intersection of Pickett Run Road and Aujia Road, near Sunset, Texas.

Lord God, we are grateful for the life of K9 Pepper. He died serving us. Help us never to forget. Help us celebrate the life of K9 Pepper 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 Wise County, Texas, help them to faithfully equip their law enforcement officers and canines with the best tools to protect their county. May their training be adequate to the task. Help the citizens of Wise County, Texas, to remember to fund their law enforcement canine programs adequately and treat their canine heroes with respect. Help the citizens of Wise County, Texas, to obey the law and treat each other with dignity so as not to add to the burden of crime and pain to their county.

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 Pepper 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. Amen.

Now, K9 Pepper, 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.

Now, go and crossover the ‘Rainbow Bridge’ for there is much work to do against Satan and his demons!

In His Service,

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

Police Chaplain Steven R. Closs
Merrimack NH Police Department

January 30, 2015

Who can ever say that a dog is not Man's Best Friend? Pepper is in God's Patrol now, he only accepts the BEST. Many healing prayers to all my Brothers and Sisters in the Wise County Sheriff's Office.

Sgt. Mauricio V. Cordova
Brewster Co. Sheriff's Office

January 30, 2015

I was sorry to hear about the loss of your K-9. Since I own a ranch and home close to where the incident occurred I appreciate all the efforts of the Wise County Sheriffs Office while I remain a police chief in Florida.

Chief Craig Kincaid Carrabelle, Florida
Carrabelle Florida Police Dept and ranch owner near where it occurred

January 30, 2015

GOOD BOY, thanks for your service!!!

Inv. Sorensen and K9 Cheeto
Racine Police Department

January 30, 2015

First of all, I back the Blue! To say I'm sorry for your loss, well, that's understated. For Peppers' handler, my heart goes out to you.... I always believe that when an animal dies, its goes to a place, such as over the rainbow bridge, and that one day we will be reunited with them...My heart and prayers go out to each and every member of your Department, esp Peppers handler. I know God and all of his Angles watch over the lil souls that are at the over the rainbow bridge. God Bless you all forever and a day.

Jane Clem, no rank
I'm with no Agency

January 30, 2015

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with your law enforcement family, fellow officers and friends.

Reserve Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

January 30, 2015

You are being honored and remembered not only by the Wise County Sheriff's Office but ALSO by the many of us who have read your story. You were very brave and much beloved. That a dreadful person found it necessary to shoot and kill you is unspeakable. I know that you are happy and at peace at the Rainbow Bridge and that your spirit is bringing comfort to all who knew you.
RIP, Pepper !

Former German Shepherd pet parent

January 30, 2015

Thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Wise County Sheriff's Office for the loss of their K9 Pepper, you will always be remembered and never forgotten, rest in peace my friend.

Jim Osorio
Canine Encounters Law Enforcement Training

January 30, 2015

Thank you for service, for yourhave done your well.Rip.

Chaplain Douglas J. Maykowski
Fraternal Order Of Police Lodge #187 Mt. Clemens Michigan.

January 30, 2015

You have guarded our backs, always with that pleasure to please. We have trusted you even when we had our own doubts, and you prevailed. Thanks for never showing fear when there was fear and always going the extra mile no matter what the call was. You will be missed, you will never be replaced. Go and romp in that great puppy heaven, play with the ball and roll on your back forever. You earned it partner.
Former K9 Ofcr.

Sean D. Creamer; Chief
TPSU, New Bern NC

January 30, 2015

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