Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

K9 Smokey

Nowata Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Tuesday, August 28, 2018

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Reflections for K9 Smokey

Drunks kill in many ways. So sad to know you thought you had been let out to help and protect your handler as you were trained to do. May you rest in peace as the hero you are and may all your dreams be of balls, treats and love.

Holly Rockwell-Celerier

December 4, 2018



November 20, 2018

Thank you for your service and your Ultimate Sacrifice in the line of Duty doing what you love to do.

Res.Sgt.Rudy Jones
Cuyahoga Falls Police,Ohio

September 17, 2018

Thank you for your service Smokey. I'm sorry you were taken from 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

September 10, 2018

I think the woman should get the death penalty or the 25 years in prison this wasn't just a dog but a officer killed by a person if smokey was a human it would before be different buts its not he died and suffered by this bitch i hope justice will be served for fallen officer prayers thank you smokey

My rank respect for smokey
Someone who respects our police department man or animal

September 6, 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

September 5, 2018

On behalf of the men & women of the Abilene Police Department, I extend our condolences to your department and community at the loss of your K9 Smokey. To Smokey's handler, we are deeply saddened by your partner's death. Thank you, for your time of training and working with Smokey as you served together.

Beth Reeves, Chaplain
Abilene Police Department

September 5, 2018

Rest easy Smokey, Thank you for your service.

Jerry Matalone
Des Moines Iowa Police Department

September 5, 2018

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

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden

September 4, 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 Smokey.

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

September 4, 2018

We will remember.

Miss Eleanore Trupkiewicz
Civilian Supporter of Law Enforcement

September 3, 2018

May God welcome you K-9 Smokey. I know you are in the best of company.

Sgt. David Osborne Jr
Tennessee Highway Patrol

September 2, 2018

Rest in peace Smokey!
You will not be forgotten!

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

September 2, 2018

K-9 Smokey, the senseless misconduct of one lawbreaker robbed you of your life and took a hero from the Nowata P.D. But you live on across the Rainbow Ridge, having joined the ranks of your fellow K-9 officers, never to be forgotten. May God fill the hearts of your partner, family and department with peace, comfort and beautiful memories of your exemplary loyal, loving and giving life!

Susan King, Board
Michigan War Dog Memorial

September 1, 2018

G-d bless you Smokey. Rest in peace fine officer. Rest in peace

Mrs Judy Canon
Del Mar Community College

September 1, 2018

A Prayer for K9 Smokey:

Thank you for your law enforcement service to the citizens of Nowata, Oklahoma and to the Nowata Police Department. 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 Nowata Police Department was fortunate to receive the gift of K9 Smokey 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.

Chaplain Steven Robert Closs, DD, MSBS,
Ordained & Licensed Independent Christian Minister
Ministry: National Law Enforcement Chaplaincy
Chaplain: Merrimack NH Police Department [Since 2014]

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

August 31, 2018

My heartfelt sympathy and condolences to K9 Smokey’s handler. What a tragedy.

Barbara Cabrera
Mother, daughter, and other half of LEOs.

August 31, 2018

To K9 Smokey’s handler and the Nowata Police Department: Please accept my heartfelt condolences for this tragic loss. I hope Justice is served! To K9 Smokey: Thank You for your service! Heaven has gained a handsome, 4-legged HERO!
God Bless You All

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

August 31, 2018

RIP Smokey

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

August 31, 2018

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