Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

K9 Chris

Yancey County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Wednesday, July 12, 2017

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Reflections for K9 Chris

I only got to meet Chris a couple times, but he was an amazing k9 officer and worked phenomenally with his handler, we miss you k9 Chris.

Telecommunicator Brandon Young Yancey County Sheriff's Office

August 7, 2020

Rest In Peace

Correctional Officer J. Broadway
South Carolina Department of Corrections

January 2, 2018

We will remember.

Miss Eleanore Trupkiewicz
Civilian Supporter of Law Enforcement

December 4, 2017

"Called To Give My All"
I am a deputy in a canine crew.
I've been trained to see it through.
When danger's near my ears perk up,
they taught me that as a little pup.
I'm often there to protect your rights,
my presence sometimes hinders fights.
I never attack with thought to kill,
when subduing one, my job I fill.
I never worry a single thought,
as to how I'll fare at a certain spot.
The love I have for a handler's care,
is all I need, each day to fare.
And if some day my luck turns bad,
I'll relish all the joys I've had.
To be with men who stand for good,
in a special kind of brotherhood.
The story's end by now you know,
of how I tried for a better show.
I did my best,
though I did fall,
when I was called and gave my all.

Payton Lines, 16 still in school
Future Police Officer

October 25, 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 K9 Handler of K9 Chris.

First Sergeant Tom Webb, Retired
New York State Police

August 17, 2017

Rest in Peace, Chris. I know you're watching over us right now.

N/A Anonymous Anonymous

August 6, 2017

Rest in peace Chris. Thanks for your service brother. Wait patiently at the rainbow bridge for your human friend.


August 1, 2017

Rest in peace Chris. Thanks for your service brother. Wait patiently at the rainbow bridge for your human friend.


August 1, 2017

Our ever present and loyal partners. Our k-9s.

Fmr. Det. Sgt. Michael Stanley det.sgt.
Fmr. Harrisonburg Police Va., fmr. Page County Va. Sgt. Investigator

July 28, 2017

Thank you for your service Chris. I have a Dutch Shepherd named Tigg that is now retired and living the good life. Hopefully swift justice will come to your cowardly killer.

Chief Shane Johnson b
Cushing ISD PD, Nacogdoches County, Texas

July 28, 2017

RIP Chris

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

July 26, 2017

Rest in peace Chris, Thank you for your service.

Jerry Matalone #8046 (Retired)
Des Moines Iowa Police Department

July 25, 2017

K-9 Chris, What a powerful warrior for good! Incomprehensible what happened to you - one of God's specially chosen ones. We all want justice now, but God will avenge in His own way and in His perfect time. May He cover Officer Wilson, family and department with His love, strength, protection and hope.

Susan King
Michigan War Dog Memorial

July 25, 2017

Our love and prayers for the officers of Yancey County SO. Our gratitude for Officer Chris' years of service to our nation

Joel & Lisa Walker
Civilian Supporters

July 24, 2017

RIP K9 Chris. Hugs to your family and fellow officers. Such a horrible tragedy. Heaven needed another guardian angel.

Concerned Civilian Laurel Blasso
Arnold, MD

July 21, 2017


former officer,spokane police department

July 21, 2017

As a family member of fellow officer, I pray that they find the coward who could shoot K9 Chris in his own space his home. To have someone do that is more than a coward they are pure evil. K9 Chris could not in any way escape or even hide and to me that is so sad. I hope that who ever murdered this four legged officer is brought to Justice with as much mercy as they or whoever did this had for this fallen officer. I pray for his handler and his best friend to be able to help his partner catch this murder and put who ever it is away for life and or give them the death sentence is what they deserve.

Harris County daughter in law of retired fallen officer

July 21, 2017

RIP Chris. So hard to believe someone could do something like this. Hopefully justice will prevail.

Mr Stephen McCartney

July 21, 2017

Rest in peace Chris!
You will not be forgotten!

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

July 21, 2017

To Officer Wilson, his family and colleagues: I am SO HEARTBROKEN to hear about the murder of K9 Officer Chris. I can't wrap my head around why this happened. I pray that, if nothing else, the generous reward being offered will compel someone to come forward with information. I watched part of yesterday's memorial service, for K9 Chris. From the photos that I saw, it's clear that Officer Wilson and K9 Officer Chris had a very special bond. God has welcomed home a very handsome, four-legged HERO! Please know that I am keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. I know that justice will be served! God Bless you all!

Supporter of Law Enforcement
Wife of Corrections Deputy

July 21, 2017

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your department through this difficult time. RIP K9 Chris

K9 Officer Chantelle Renaud
Federal Reserve Police, Detroit

July 21, 2017

May God welcome you with open arms K-9 Chris.

State Trooper D Osborne
Tennessee Highway Patrol

July 21, 2017

K9 Chris:

Thank you for your law enforcement service to the citizens of Yancey County, North Carolina and to the Yancey County Sheriff’s Office. 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 Yancey County, North Carolina Sheriff’s Office was fortunate to receive the gift of K9 Chris 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 20, 2017

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