Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

K9 Jimmy

King County Sheriff's Office, Washington

End of Watch Saturday, April 18, 2015

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Reflections for K9 Jimmy

RIP Jimmy

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

April 20, 2015

Thank you for your service Jimmy. 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

April 20, 2015

Jimmy you were the best partner I could have asked for. You will be missed and will always have a place in the hearts of those who met you. Even in our short time you still had a rock solid track for your first capture less than 60 hours after certification.

Deputy Travis Brunner

April 20, 2015

So sorry for the loss of Jimmy.....

Laure May
Mom to Police Officer

April 20, 2015


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

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, eight 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 Jimmy, of the King County, Washington, Sheriff’s Office, who was struck and killed, in the line-of-duty, on Saturday, April 18, 2015, by a tractor-trailer unit while participating in off-leash exercises on State Route 99 in Tukwila, Washington.

Lord God, we are grateful for the life of K9 Jimmy. He died serving us. Help us never to forget. Help us celebrate the life of K9 Jimmy 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 King County, Washington, 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 King County, Washington, to remember to fund their law enforcement canine programs adequately and treat their canine heroes with respect. Help the citizens of King County, Washington, 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 Jimmy 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 Jimmy, 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 in God’s Legions against Evil!

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

April 20, 2015

Rest in peace.

Sgt. Jim Russo

April 20, 2015

Rest in peace Jimmy!
You will not be forgotten!

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

April 20, 2015

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