Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

K9 Nell

Refugio County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, September 1, 2018

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Reflections for K9 Nell

Thank you for your service K9 Grunt.

Detective D. Vaquero
San Diego Police Department

September 5, 2018

Thank you for your service K9 Neil.

Detective D. Vaquero
San Diego Police Department

September 5, 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

Praying for peace and comfort today and in the days ahead. With deepest sympathy,

Rita Rocker, Deputy Executive Director
Georgia State Board of Pardons & Paroles

September 5, 2018

Such a shame this coward was able to do this to these K-9s. Prayers for the handlers' and their families and co-workers during this time of tragic and senseless loss.

Deputy Donnie Meaders
Okfuskee County (OK) Sheriff's Office

September 5, 2018

Rest easy Nell, Thank you for your service.

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

September 5, 2018

R I P Officer Poochies

Herbie Buck

September 4, 2018



September 4, 2018

You will be missed by all of your canine and human co-workers. Your life was taken by someone who did not have any appreciation for law enforcement dogs at all. You will be memorialized on the law enforcement canine memorial wall with other police dogs who lost their lives in the line of duty. You will be missed by all.

Bradford Paulson

September 4, 2018

We will remember.

Miss Eleanore Trupkiewicz
Civilian Supporter of Law Enforcement

September 4, 2018

Heroes live forever. Prayers to family and friends.

Retired telecommunicator

September 4, 2018

Rest in peace girl. 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

Thank you for your service K-9 Officers. Your service was invaluable.

Angie Escarciga
Law Enforcement Supporter

September 4, 2018

Rest in peace hero

Joyce Brady
9th pct

September 4, 2018

Rest in Peace K9 Nell. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the handler and the Refugio County Sheriff's Office.

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

September 4, 2018

Please prosecute the murderer the same as he had murdered a human Officer.

Sandra Jackson
Daughter n sister of LEO's

September 4, 2018

K-9 Nell, you and fellow officer K-9 Grunt had your lives taken by those who can only be known as complete evil. No doubt your unremitting drive could be exhausting at times and sometimes frustrating to those trying to keep up with you, but that was all easily balanced by your loving, sweet and kind hearts. Always happy, always ready to work! May God shower your handlers, families and the department with comfort and peace. They will see you in Heaven!

Susan King, Board
Michigan War Dog Memorial

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 Nell.

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

September 4, 2018

A Prayer for K9 Nell:

Thank you for your law enforcement service to the citizens of Refugio County, Texas and to the Refugio County, Texas Sheriff’s Office. 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 Refugio County Sheriff’s Office was fortunate to receive the gift of K9 Nell from You. Now that she 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 she always be remembered as a trusted colleague who completed her missions with true dedication as she was trained, as well as, the unconditional love she provided her 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: The Law Enforcement Chaplaincy
Chaplain: Merrimack NH Police Department [Since 2014]

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

September 3, 2018

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