Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

K9 Dingo

Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake, Utah

End of Watch Thursday, July 6, 2017

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Reflections for K9 Dingo

I am Det. N. Houlihan from Chesapeake, VA. I am a nine year charter member of Law Enforcement United. We are a charity organization of sworn officers both active and retired that support families of officers killed in the line of duty. I have ridden my bicycle for eight years from Chesapeake, VA to Washington DC during police week while raising thousands of dollars to be donated to both COPS and ODMP. This year I was honored to ride our RUFF Ride chapter from Cumberland, MD to DC in support of K9's killed in the line of duty, I rode for DINGO. I received a dog tag with Dingo's name and EOW etched on it. I carried this token of remembrance with me for three days while I rode approx. 209 miles. I would very appreciative if someone who knows Dingo's handler could pass my email to him so I would be able to send him this memento. Thank you! [email protected]

Det. N. Houlihan
Chesapeake Police Department, VA

May 16, 2018

Rest in Peace Dingo. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the Greater Salt Lake Police Department.

Cpl. Gary Hughes (Retired)
Passaic County Sheriff's Office
Wayne, New Jersey

December 31, 2017

We will remember.

Miss Eleanore Trupkiewicz
Civilian Supporter of Law Enforcement

December 4, 2017

You brought me home
One sunny day
With you for years
I would surely stay.

I met your pack
Children and wife
I began to love
My new-found life.

I slept on your couch
At the foot of your bed
You looked at me lovingly
While petting my head.

We trained for months
And our bonding grew
We were both partners
Buddies in Blue.

We did school demo’s
And I never did wrong
Over all of the years
My love for you grew strong.

How I loved to work
To stand up and bark
In the back of our car
From light until dark.

We went call to call
Having fun all the way
Until the call came
On that one fateful day.

A man with a gun
The dispatcher did say
I jumped from my car
When it pointed your way.

Before leaving home I was told
“keep him safe” by your wife
I knew at that moment
For you I would give my life.

The bullet struck hard
Steady and true
The bullet struck me instead
Of striking you.

When you go home tonight
Tell your wife I did good
Strong, Tall and Proud
On the ground that I stood.

I’m dead and gone now
This much is true
But I’ve done my job well
Of protecting you.

Payton 16 still in school
Future Police Officer

November 8, 2017

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

My condolences to the K9 Handler of K9 Dingo, who served the people of Greater Salt Lake extremely well for 5 years. Great job K9 Dingo, great job.

First Sergeant Tom Webb, Retired
New York State Police

August 17, 2017

Thank you for your service Dingo. 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

R.I.P doesn't just mean rest in peace brother, it also means Rest in Play. No more work son, playtime forever!

You will be missed.

Wendy McNatt
Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office

July 15, 2017

It was a pleasure to watch you work over the years. You were a good dog, and your handler is a great man. Rest in Peace my friend!


July 13, 2017

May God's angels of mercy and peace carry you at this time -

There's lots of room in heaven
for the young and very old-
and those who are the heroes
who's stories should be told.

Each man and dog are given
a special job to do,
but cops need help from time to time
and someone to carry them too.

So God sends angels to the earth
for jobs that must be done
when man just can't accomplish
the task that has begun.

An officer, a soldier or maybe
just a friend,
dogs never fail where they've been sent
to care for those they tend.

God put His name on backwards
on life's spokes within the cog
Angels we've been blessed with -
Angels just spelled - dog.

Susan King, Board Member
Michigan War Dog Memorial

July 11, 2017

To the UPD of Greater Salt Lake, Utah, those who loved Dingo and especially his handler: I am so sorry for your loss. Thank You K9 Dingo for your service and sacrifice. You are forever a true HERO! God Bless you all.

Supporter of Law Enforcement
Wife of Corrections Deputy

July 9, 2017

Rest in peace, sweet and loyal Dingo. May God wrap his loving arms around you as you enter His kingdom and give your handler strength and comfort during this very difficult time. May God bless you both.

Diane Cook
Front Range GSD Rescue

July 8, 2017

They serve without question. They give you everything and sometimes they give it all. Loyal and faithful companion and partner. Rest in Peace Officer Dingo. You will always have a place in the hearts and minds of your fellow officers.

Reserve Deputy Rocky Neeley
Sandoval County Sheriffs Office

July 7, 2017

Great job boy! Thank you for your service. Rest in peace.


July 7, 2017

RIP K9 Dingo. Never forgotten

Dr. Jerry L. Keller
Chaplain - Western PA Police Benevolent Foundation (WPPBF)
It's About The Warrior (IATW)

July 6, 2017

K-9 Dingo, run and play in peace. Even though your death was a violent one, know that we will hold the line that you set. Woof

Sgt Howard Fergus (ret)
Prince Georges Co MD Sheriffs Office

July 6, 2017

Semper Fi, Dingo

Blue Lives Matter

July 6, 2017

Thank you Dingo. My heart breaks for your partner. Other handlers are the only ones who can feel and understand this pain. Tears roll typing this.

Mike Robertson
Retired Handler, St. Louis MO.

July 6, 2017


Citizen Chris Skipper
Citizen VA

July 6, 2017

Heroes live forever. Prayers to family and friends.

Retired telecommunicator

July 6, 2017

Thank you for your unconditional love and service!
Join the Blue Team on Rainbow Bridge.

Margery Hall Marshall, Texas
Dog lover and Police advocate and volunteer.

Margery Marshall
San Marcos Citizens Police Academy Alumni

July 6, 2017


former officer,spokane police department

July 6, 2017

Our hearts are with you. May Dingo's spirit fly free with the wild hunt.

K9 Deputy Sue Christain
Johnson County Sheriff's Office

July 6, 2017

K9 Dingo:

Thank you for your law enforcement service to the citizens of Greater Salt Lake, Utah and to the Unified Greater Salt Lake, Utah 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 Unified Greater Salt Lake, Utah Police Department was fortunate to receive the gift of Dingo 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 6, 2017

Rest in peace Dingo, thank you for your service.

Jerry Matalone #8046 (Retired
Des Moines Iowa Police Department

July 6, 2017

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