Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

K9 Rico

Alaska State Troopers, Alaska

End of Watch Sunday, March 26, 2017

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Reflections for K9 Rico

The AST has been one of my fave agencies and TV shows. Protecting the Last Frontier isn't just being a guardian of the 49th(which apparently is their new motto), it's about to lay down your life for the state. Thank you K-9 Rico, Bork in Peace.

William Jin
Future LEO and Boy Scout in Troop 737, Walnut, California

May 13, 2020

Our thoughts are with the men and women who have grown close to and worked with this special member of your agency.

Thomas H. Kelly Jr., ASAC
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 12, 2017

Police K 9's are living examples of what a dog can do!:)

Your bravery is "Why" our therapy dog Molly and I do what we do day and night!

Our therapy dog Molly "Live and In Color at Paducah, KY 911 dispatcher center sharing God's eternal live through the unconditional love of a dog!:)

Training our volunteers nationally to use their faithful canine companion to bring joy laughter, and comfort to our first responders and 911 dispatchers. I also work with over 600 volunteers across the nation dispatching therapy dog to police, fire, and first responders when called upon!

Chaplain Ron Leonard
Canines For Christ

June 18, 2017

Thank You Rico, and thank you to Rico's handler. The bonds we share with our partners are indescribable, and this is even more true for the K9's. Your willingness to share daily with Rico is not overlooked. We mourn with you and we pray for peace for you and your family.

Retired Deputy Sherriff A. M. Stene
Ulster County, NY

May 23, 2017

Rest easy Rico with a bunch of balls,bones n treats. Thank you for keeping everyone safe and giving the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. You will not be forgotten RICO. Your off duty now n forever. God Bless

Civil Kelly. Daher

May 14, 2017

Rest in peace Rico. Thank you for your service. Go play at the rainbow bridge until you are reunited with your best friend.


April 10, 2017

Officer K9 Rico will always be a true hero, just as his human officer partner Christopher is and all other officers in law enforcement. My heart is breaking for the loss of Officer K9 Rico. He was the best of the best. I believe God knows what a truly brave and dedicated officer he is and wanted to put him to work in Heaven. He'll be comforting newcomers and watching over you all from Heaven. God bless and comfort everyone that loved Officer K9 Rico. He will be remembered and cherished forever.

Rich and Kathy Rogers
Civilians who support all law informant officers 100%.
Prince of Wales Island, Alaska

Rich and Kathy Rogers
Civilians who love and support all law enforcement officers 100%.

April 6, 2017

RIP Rico

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

April 5, 2017

I agree that K9 Rico was a gift from God. He did his job exactly as he was trained to do. He gave the ultimate sacrifice out of love and loyalty.
K9 Rico is a true Hero. It's so sad that his life was cut so short. But he will always be remembered for saving lives of his fellow officers and civilians.

And I agree that God met him at the gates of Heaven and said, "Well done my good and faithful servant!" I look forward to meeting Officer Rico in Heaven some day and shaking his paw.

My thoughts and prayers go out to K-9 Rico's handler, family and friends. Your loss must seem unbearable. I hope your good memories comfort you as time heals your heart. Once you had a K9 partner's love, and that special bond, you are forever changed.

WI Vest-A-Dog

April 5, 2017

May God welcome you with open arms. I know you are in great company.

State Trooper D Osborne
Tennessee Highway Patrol

April 4, 2017

RIP Rico

Hannah Penn, Law Inforcement Supporter
Friend of Ofc. Eric Wayne Mumaw EOW 2/2/17

April 3, 2017

RIP boy

Citizen, RSA

April 1, 2017

Rest in peace Rico,Thank you for your service

Jerry Matalone# 8046 Retired
Des Moines, Iowa Police Department

March 31, 2017

Run free sweet baby. Helo will meet you at Heavens Gate and show you the ropes. You are now guarding the heavens.

Lynda Moody
a friend in oklahoma

March 31, 2017

Some heroes are born with four legs, a wagging tail, and a big heart. Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace, K-9 Rico.

Gail Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit P.O. Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/04

March 31, 2017

Our police and military service partners deserve to be honored too. Thanks for honoring Rico. Served both in law enforcement and Army combat aviation.

Senior Corporal and Detective(retired)
Dallas Police Department

March 30, 2017


former officer,spokane police department

March 30, 2017

Well done, good and faithful servant. Thank you for your service and ultimate sacrifice for our nation. Our love, prayers, and support for your partner and fellow officers.

Joel & Lisa Walker
Civilian Supporters

March 30, 2017

Your service, loyalty and dedication will never be forgotten. Rest easy.

Ashley M. , Co-Founder
Jeffrey's Joy For All Heroes

March 30, 2017

Rest in peace Rico!
You will not be forgotten!

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

March 30, 2017

Rest In Peace, hero K9 Rico. Thank you for your service, dedication, loyalty, and valor. Thoughts are with your handler and department in this difficult time.

President Kriscel Estrella
Hero K9

March 30, 2017

Thank you for your service Rico. 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 30, 2017

K9 Rico:

Thank you for your law enforcement service to the citizens of the State of Alaska and to the Alaska State Troopers. Let us celebrate your accomplishments and remember your selfless sacrifice in the Line-of-Duty. However, death is not the end; it does not have the final say! Now, my furry Comrade-in-Blue, rest easy, we will take it from here! May the Lord God bless you, your family, your friends, and your colleagues always.

"Well done, good and faithful servant!" [Matthew 25:21 ESV]

Let us Pray: Almighty God, the Alaska State Troopers was fortunate to receive the gift of Rico from You. Now that he has left this life, please help them cope with his loss with strength and courage. We know that this beloved canine hero no longer suffers, and will live on in the fond memories of his loyal and dedicated law enforcement service for which he was trained. We pray that his accomplishments and unconditional love have enriched the lives of others and that he will forever be remembered by all those who loved and cared for him. After all, DOG spelled backwards is GOD! Amen

Pastor/Chaplain Steven R. Closs, BSBS, LOICM, LOICC, MNACM, MFCPO
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
Merrimack, NH 03054
Chartered by the National Association of Christian Ministers
“An Intercessory Prayer Ministry for Law Enforcement”
Prayer Warrior: “I fight on my knees!”

Captain Steven R. Closs (Retired)
Nashua NH Police Department

March 30, 2017

Rest in Peace K9 Rico as your work here is done. Thank you for your service and because they are so brave to protect your community. They will never be forgotten.

Citizen Sylvia Althaus

March 29, 2017

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