Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

K9 Drago

Forest Preserves of Cook County Department of Law Enforcement, Illinois

End of Watch Wednesday, June 14, 2017

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Reflections for K9 Drago

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

Thank you for your service Drago. I'm sorry you have left 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

July 17, 2017

Drago, your eagerness to serve and your complete devotion to your handler and your work made you a hero. It's not our to ask why you were called home so soon, God wanted you with Him. Now you can rest in the glory you are worthy of. May God grant peace to your handler, the department and the community. Your pawprints will be hard to fill - live on, Drago!

Susan King, Board Member
Michigan War Dog Memorial

July 6, 2017

Rest In Peace Drago, Thank you for your service.

Jerry Matalone #8046 (Retired
Des Moines Iowa Police Department

July 5, 2017


former officer,spokane police department

July 5, 2017

Rest in peace buddy. Thank you for your service. Have fun at the rainbow bridge.


July 3, 2017

Thank you for your service K9 Drago run free and watch over us.

K9 handler A. McClure

July 2, 2017

Rest in peace Drago!
You will not be forgotten!

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

July 2, 2017

K9 Drago:

Thank you for your law enforcement service to the citizens of Cook County, Illinois and to the Cook County, Illinois Forest Preserve Police Department. 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]

Almighty God, the Cook County, Illinois Forest Preserve Police Department was fortunate to receive the gift of Drago 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

July 2, 2017

RIP Drago

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

July 1, 2017

To K9 Drago's handler and the Forest Preserves of Cook County DLE: Please accept my deepest condolences for this sad loss. God has welcomed another four-legged HERO! Thank You for your service, K9 Drago.

Supporter of Law Enforcement
Wife of Corrections Deputy

July 1, 2017

A tragedy. Thank you, Drago for your service. Your time at the Rainbow Bridge will be a good one, I'm sure.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

July 1, 2017

May God welcome you with open arms K-9 Drago. I know you will be in the best of company. May God also comfort your handler/partner. Its a bond unlike any.

K-9 State Trooper D Osborne
Tennessee Highway Patrol

July 1, 2017

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