Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

K9 Hemi

Arkansas State Police, Arkansas

End of Watch Monday, July 30, 2018

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Reflections for K9 Hemi

It is with a very sad and heavy heart I write this reflection. Brave and handsome K9 Hemi, you have rightly earned your place in Heaven. You’ve made the world a better place with every step you took. You’ve left paw prints on my heart and and everyone whose lives you touched. You’ll never be forgotten. Rest In Peace!!!

Jill Bernasek

September 13, 2019

K-9 Hemi, God is keeping every single tear cried for you in His hands and is fashioning them into a collar of stars for you! You fearlessly made the supreme sacrifice in the line of duty. May God shower down His peace, comfort and provision on your grieving partner and the department. You will always live on their hearts and in the hearts of the K-9 family. Always remembered!

Susan King, Board
Michigan War Dog Memorial

August 28, 2018


Are these magnificent creatures now with the Lord Himself in the Heavenly Realm? Pastor and Author Randy Alcorn at certainly feels this is factual, and even devoted 2 chapters of his best selling “Heaven” book to establish his case. Many of his inspiring articles are at: We can also get a glimpse of the Glorious Reunions awaiting their devoted Handlers, Trainers and Owners at May the Good Lord comfort these intelligent and brave animals and their human family and caring departments accordingly…

Joe Lanier
A former Asst. Chief with the Jasper Texas PD

August 22, 2018

I was in clinicals with one of Hemi's handler's neighbors, and she told me about pup's passing. Having dispatched in the past and since I'm still friends with K9 officers, my heart immediately went out to the department, and to the handler especially. I am so sorry for your loss. Hemi, thank you for your service!

Former dispatcher Hannah Peters

August 20, 2018

Such a sad loss not just for his handler, but for the entire State of Arkansas. Your friends up north are praying for both of you.

Sgt. Ted Lewis
Westtown East Goshen PD (Pennsylvania)

August 12, 2018

A Prayer for K9 Hemi

Thank you for your law enforcement service to the citizens of the State of Arkansas and to the Arkansas State Police. Let us celebrate your accomplishments and remember your selfless sacrifice in the Line-of-Duty. In Luke 3:6 Jesus promised, “And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.” So, death is not the end; it does not have the final say! All dogs do go to heaven because you have a spirit that epitomizes God's unconditional love. After all, DOG is GOD spelt backwards! Now, my furry, four-legged Comrade-in-Blue, rest easy, we will take it from here.

"Well done, good and faithful servant" [Matthew 25:11 ESV]

A Police Dog's Oath:

"I will lay down my life for you and expect nothing but love in return. I protect my officer with my life, and would gladly take a bullet in his/her place. I am sent in to find lost children and fugitives on the run. I find drugs and weapons and even bombs. I am the first sent in and sometimes the last to leave. I am the nose and ears of my officer. I will protect and serve my officer. I would die for my officer and for you. I only ask for compassion and a kind word in return."

Almighty God, the Arkansas State Police was fortunate to receive the gift of Hemi from You. Now that he has left this life, please help them cope with their loss with strength and courage. I know that their beloved companion no longer suffers, and will live on in many fond memories. May he always be remembered as a trusted colleague who completed his missions with true dedication as he was trained, as well as, the unconditional love he provided his handler and caregivers. May the Lord God bless you always. In Jesus’ holy and mighty name, I pray. Amen.

Pastor/Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DD, MSBS
Ordained / Licensed Independent Christian Minister
The Merrimack Police Department Chaplaincy
Merrimack, NH 03054

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

August 11, 2018

I am sad to learn of the passing of hero in Officer K-9 Hemi. May the Lord deliver blessings to his handler, family, friends and peers.

T W Martinez, retired and FOP member
State New Mexico/JJS

August 11, 2018



August 7, 2018

Rest in Peace K9 Hemi. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the handler and the Arkansas State Police.

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

August 7, 2018

We will remember.

Miss Eleanore Trupkiewicz
Civilian Supporter of Law Enforcement

August 4, 2018

RIP Hemi, Thank You for your service & sacrifice. Deepest sympathies to your handler and the Arkansas State Police family. God bless you!!!

Sgt. Scott Seitz
Plainsboro Township NJ Police Department

August 3, 2018

To K-9 Hemi’s Handler and the Arkansas State Police: Please accept my condolences for your loss. Heaven has gained a very handsome HERO! K9 Hemi: Thank You for your service and sacrifice! God Bless You All

Proudly Supporting L.E.O.’s
Wife of a Corrections Deputy

August 2, 2018

Rest in peace Hemi. Thank you for your service. Have fun at the rainbow bridge and wait for your partner.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden

August 1, 2018

my condolences go out to his handler and the Arkansas State Police. May he rest in peace and the Lord watch over him. To his handler please Remember that Hemi spirt will always watch over you. Please remember all the beautiful moments you shared with him. Never forget him for he will always be a part of your heart.

Janice dominguez

August 1, 2018

Rest in peace Hemi thank you for your service. And God bless your handler and may God be close to him during his time of grief.

Cpl. Investigator (Retired) Angela Grayb
Garland County Sheriff's Department

August 1, 2018

Rest in peace Hemi!
You will not be forgotten!

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

August 1, 2018

RIP Hemi!...I am sure you will be waiting for your handler on the other side of the "Rainbow Bridge" did your duty loyally

Sr.Inv.BCI (ret.)
New York State Troopers

August 1, 2018

Rest peacefully Hemi! Prayers to your handler that he too may find peace.

Meighan Garrick
Civilian Supporter

August 1, 2018

God bless you Hemi! You're tour is done! Many lives you saved with your selfless courage. You're assailant is destined to rot in hell, St. Michael will see to it!

Retired K9 handler

August 1, 2018

RIP Hemi

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

July 31, 2018

My sincerest condolences on the loss of your beautiful hero! May he protect the rainbow bridge!

Krista Morisen (Ret. EMT-B)

July 31, 2018

Rest In Peace K-9 Hemi.

Officer Michael Stivers
Byrnes Mill, MO. PD

July 31, 2018

Not all heroes have two legs some have four legs, a tail, and a heart of gold. Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace K9 Hemi.

Gail Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit Police Officer Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/2004

July 31, 2018

Rest Easy K9 Hemi. Thank you for your loyal service. Prayers to your handler and agency.

LT. Hair
Dooly County Sheriffs Office

July 31, 2018

Rest easy Hemi, Thank you for your service.

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

July 31, 2018

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