Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

K9 Bane

Phoenix Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch Tuesday, April 17, 2018

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Reflections for K9 Bane

We will remember.

Miss Eleanore Trupkiewicz
Civilian Supporter of Law Enforcement

April 20, 2018

K9 Officer Bane, each time I watch this story on the news, fresh tears fall and my heart breaks for you and your courageous colleagues. Thank you for your service - I salute you, brave one!

Prayers of comfort to your handler and trainer, and to all affected by your loss.

May humanity reconnects with their hearts to find compassion, peace and love so that no more lives are sacrificed...a change of heart changes everything. My heart is with you, Bane...

Barb Hudak, dog mom
USAF Veteran, Glendale citizen

April 20, 2018

Rest easy Bane, Thank you for your service.

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

April 20, 2018

Such a devastating and tragic loss. My heart goes out to those who loved and worked with Bane. Bane was not just a brave officer, but a friend, companion, and protector of the community. Thank you to all those who bravely serve their communities and risk their lives for us daily. You are all heros. RIP Bane.

Laurel Shurlow

April 19, 2018

Bane, May god be with you until we meet again!

Citizen Dalton
No rank

April 19, 2018

RIP Bane. Thank you for your bravery.

Stephanie C.

April 19, 2018

Bane, your courage will be your legacy.
Your partener will hold your memory , very dear.

In your honor we will move forward. May we give your name the honor it deserves.

Until we meet in the future, well done K-9 Officer Bane. We will take your tour from here.

A Brother
Thin Blue Line, fellow sheepdog

April 19, 2018

K9 Bane you have served your community and your handler with the highest honors. K9 Bane you are the definition of a WARRIOR. Rest In Peace and you will never be forgotten. We now have another,Top Dog Angel to look over us and keep us safe God Bless.

Joe Bracamonte Fire Marshal / K9
Globe Fire Department

April 19, 2018

Well done, good and faithful servant. Prayers for all those he left behind, especially his handler.

Amy Broughman
Police supporter

April 19, 2018

Rest in peace Bane. Thank you for your service. Go to the rainbow bridge and wait patiently. God's speed.


April 19, 2018

R.I.P. Officer Bane. We will Never forget you ❤️

Karen Murphy

April 19, 2018

RIP K9 Bane,
You did not die in vein . Your bravery will forever be remembered. Your life was short but in that amount of time, you not only served your duty bravely and with honor, but you impacted so many amazing people while you were here on earth. My deepest and saddest condolences to your family, the Phoenix Police Department, and to your handler. With a heavy heart, I write this and I pray that you are happy in heaven with so many other brave K9's who have lost their lives due to the cowardly acts of others. You may have been here a short while, but you definitely left paw prints that will be on the hearts of so many people within the community. Rest In Peace, Bane. We will take it from here.\
Sarah Stevens and K9 Wotan
K9 Officer Banner University

Sarah Stevens K9 Officer 2
Banner University Medical Center

April 18, 2018

To K9 Bane, his handler, trainer, and all who knew him.
Thank you for your service. I feel your pain which only time will heal.

Zdenek Blabla aka "Hans" ( Not a LEO)
AlpineK9 dog training

April 18, 2018

Heroes live forever. Prayers to family and friends.

Retired telecommunicator

April 18, 2018

May you RIP young, fallen protector of all those in need. My condolences and well wishes to his family and partner. Salute


April 18, 2018

Rest in peace Bane!
You will not be forgotten!

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

April 18, 2018

God bless you Bane,you served us with dignity and courage. God keep you safe as you pass over the Rainbow Bridge. Thank you for your service. My condolences to the whole dept. on your loss. Signed a grateful member of the community at large.

Kevin A. Courter Veteran
Thankful citizen

April 18, 2018

K9 Officer Bane, you paid the ultimate sacrifice doing a job you loved, you did it for a simple scratch behind the ears and a kind loving word from your two legged partner. It is your time to play across the Rainbow Bridge until you and your partner are forever reunited. To your handler stay strong.

Detective Grade One Robert Jackson Ret.
Metropolitan Police Department/Homicide Branch

April 18, 2018

K-9 Bane may God welcome you with open arms. To do good here truly deserves the reward of being in paradise. My prayers for your handler. Nothing can describe that bond of a handler and a K-9. Don't think a word could ever exist its just that simple. I know you will be in the best of company.

Sgt. David Osborne Jr
Tennessee Highway Patrol

April 18, 2018

K-9 Bane, you were born for a place and time and job that only you could do. And you did it all perfectly! God has every tear cried for you by your partner, department, family and extended family in His hands and is shaping them into a star with your name on it so you will always shine on! May He give His peace -

Susan King, Board Member
Michigan War Dog Memorial

April 18, 2018

May K-9 Officer Bane rest peacefully knowing that he made the ultimate sacrifice in his attempt to bring a suspect into compliance and arrest. In doing so, he did what he was trained to do and what was expected of him. His primary duty was to initially protect his handler and other officers from harm. While we understand his mission and that he could give his life performing his duty, it hurts to see him give his life, just as much as if one of his human officers had to give their life to protect the citizens of Phoenix and the State of Arizona. My condolences to Bane’s handler and partner and to the Phoenix Police Department.

Sergeant (Ret.) Colin Peabody
Arizona Department of Public Safety

April 18, 2018

We have a K-9 officer in our family, my brother. His dog, Luna, looks a lot like Bane. When something like this happens it hits so close to home. I'm thinking of Bane's handler right now. I know how close they will have been and my thoughts are with you and Bane. Luna (and Bosco before her) has saved my brother's life and other lives many times through the years. We mourn all the pets in our family, but the canine officers have a special place because of their work. Rest well, Bane. Good Boy!

Katrina Milam
Officer family

April 18, 2018

To Bane and his trainer, and all those who loved him. Our 9 year old was at a nearby Catholic school where this incident took place today, and where you bravely did your job and gave the ultimate sacrifice. Our family was so very sad to hear you lost your life today. We will always be very grateful to you for your protection. In your honor, we will find out how we can make a donation for other brave K-9's like you. My son, whose life you died protecting today, has a favorite saint, St. Francis of Assisi, who loved animals. We will keep you and all those who loved you in our prayers. May God bless you and all brave K-9's and their trainers.

Veronica Ebertz
Parent of child at nearby school

April 18, 2018

My condolences first to his partner and to all of our Phoenix Police Officers. You put your lives on the line every day for us. Such sorrow over the death of Bane, a brave and courageous dog.

Phoenix Citizen

April 18, 2018

I am sorry for your loss of Bane. He made the ultimate sacrifice. We are all so lucky to be in the company of animals and Bane left this world too soon. I've heard it said that the closest people will get in this life to experiencing a God is to be in the company of animals and I think this is true. I'm sorry for your loss and please e-mail me if their is a funeral or celebration of Bane's life.

Flagstaff resident

April 18, 2018

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