Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

K9 Fritzie

Bath Police Department, West Virginia

End of Watch Thursday, March 12, 2015

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Reflections for K9 Fritzie

Well done, Officer Fritzie, thou good and faithful servant. Our prayers for your human partner and fellow officers. See you one day at the Bridge.

Civilian Supporter

March 20, 2015


E.O.W 3-19-2011


March 20, 2015

K9 Fritzie doesn't fault his handler and realized you did all you could after the accident. K9 Fritzie will be waiting for his handler someday to make up for those lost days. Until then Fritzie will be playing and eating some bones in heaven. Rest in peace K9 Fritzie.

Former Sgt. Joe Covington
Corpus Christi Police Department

March 20, 2015

1st Psalm

Earnest Hawkins Jr.
Prince Georges County Police Maryland (RET)

March 19, 2015

Godspeed K9 Fritzie, thank you for your service.

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

March 19, 2015

The law enforcement community is deeply saddened by the untimely passing of K9 Fritzie. Our deepest sympathies and prayers go to the department of K9 Fritzie. We thank him for his service.

Zone Five Academy Session 58
New York State Zone Five Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy

March 19, 2015

Rest in peace Officer Fritzie. Your tour is over, now go rest with the Father. Thank you for your service!

FFII Harris, Dwayne
Montgomery County, MD Fire and Rescue. (Local 1664 Honor Guard)

March 18, 2015

Our condolences to the families and May Fritzie find peace in God's arms.

Sherry Valdes

March 18, 2015

May God comfort and bless Officer Fritzie's human partner and family.


March 16, 2015

RIP brave dog

Sleep tight x

Jonathan Davis

March 15, 2015

You were always there when needed, devoted, loving and true. No one could wish for anything more than a faithful friend like you. RIP Fritzie, condolences to your handler and colleagues.

Constable Eric Scully (retired)
Merseyside Police Dog Section (UK)

March 15, 2015

RIP Fritzie. Thank you for your loyalty. I know you're at Rainbow Bridge guarding God and the angels now.

Maria Zoske/Police Telecommunicator
Milwaukee Police Dept

March 15, 2015

My heart goes out to Fritzie' s partner. Rest in Peace, Fritzie.

Yolanda Short, Retired Court Admin.
326th Dist. Crt., Taylor Co., TX

March 15, 2015

Thank you for your service Fritzie. 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

March 15, 2015


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

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. Thus far in 2015, four 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 Fritzie, of the Bath, West Virginia, Police Department, who was killed in the line-of-duty on Thursday, March 12, 2015, as a result of a cruiser accident in which the patrol car she was riding in left the roadway and plunged into Sleepy Creek Channel in Bath, West Virginia, and submerged under water. K9 Fritzie’s handler was able to escape, however; K9 Fritzie drowned.

Lord God, we are grateful for the life of K9 Fritzie. She died serving us. Help us never to forget. Help us celebrate the life of K9 Fritzie and honor her 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 Bath, West Virginia, 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 Bath, West Virginia, to remember to fund their law enforcement canine programs adequately and treat their canine heroes with respect. Help the citizens of Bath, West Virginia, 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 Fritzie 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 Fritzie, 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

March 14, 2015

I'm so sorry for your loss. I know your heart is hurting. Know that it will be okay again.

Jude baylor

March 14, 2015

May God carry you into Paradise. God said it to be so I know it to be true. My respect K-9 Fritzie. I know you are in great company .

K-9 Trooper D Osborne
Tennessee Highway Patrol

March 14, 2015

Run free at the bridge Fritzie. What a terrible loss for all. My condolences to Fritzie's handler. Your brave effort and the efforts of your fellow officers to attempt to save Fritzie will always be remembered as a true heroic testament, and a tribute to your braveness and character as officers. Rest assured that you made all efforts to save her. God just had a different plan for her. Fritzie is not gone, Just gone ahead. She will always be in your heart. She lives there now. Feeling the sun on your face, The wind in the trees, Seeing that special very shining star at night, that gently bump on your leg, Know that it is Fritziie being there for you. In memory of K9 Atak Arnado.

John Hire

March 14, 2015

“We who choose to surround ourselves
with lives even more temporary than our
own, live within a fragile circle;
easily and often breached.
Unable to accept its awful gaps,
we would still live no other way.
We cherish memory as the only
certain immortality, never fully
understanding the necessary plan.”
― Irving Townsend

My heart is breaking for your loss. I have you in my heart

Stephanie Reents

March 14, 2015

our hearts and prayers are with her handler R.I.P. K9 Fritzie

Stephen Crain
Father of allen officer Mike Crain

March 14, 2015

My heart breaks to read this. May you run free at Rainbow Bridge. Thank you for your service.

Stephanie Harris, LEOW - Spouse of Sgt, LAPD

March 14, 2015

Rest in Peace FRITZIE, and keep on protecting your grieving partner and console him into training a new canine partner, making you even prouder to be each other's true Blue friends forever !

better days to come

March 14, 2015

Thank you for your service to Berkeley Springs, WV K9 Officer Fritzie. Condolences to your partner and the force you worked with. We will honor you during our HOWL of Remembrance on Sat. April 4th at Pibble - PAWSitively Inspiring Bully Breed Lovers Everywhere (Facebook page). We honor and recognize all pets, not just bully breed dogs. Romp in Paradise Fritzie.

Susan Kemenyas
owner of Pibble page on Facebook

March 14, 2015

Rest in peace Fritzie!
You will not be forgotten!

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

March 14, 2015

My condolences to all involved and in particular Fritzie's partner. Lord's comfort be yours.

Chaplain Fred T Ennenga
Yuma, Arizona

March 14, 2015

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