Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

K9 Bandit

Sutter County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch Thursday, November 15, 2018

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Reflections for K9 Bandit

We have done nothing to deserve the unflinching loyalty that your kind provides. It was a terrible turn of fate that led to your demise. My thoughts and prayers go out to your handler and his brothers and sisters. You are missed, to be sure.

Chris D
CItizen of Florida

July 22, 2021

Rest in peace, bandit. You will not be forgotten.

Sandro J.
Citizen of Georgia (the country)

February 14, 2021

Rest easy, Bandit. I just watched the incident you lost your life in and it is clear the love that your handler for you . You died a hero, and an ultimate good boy.

Nick Hanson

May 4, 2020

"The only tragedy here was them dogs" Truer words have never been spoken. Rest in Peace Officer Bandit. He died doing what he loved, we can only hope we go out the same way. Biting the hell out of a badguy.

William Thompson
Grateful Civilian

May 3, 2020

I watched the video of Bandit. He was a best boys and his actions kept his other officers safe. To his handler I can not imagine how you feel at the loss of your partner/family but he showed bravery unmatched by so many with two legs. May he rest in peace and find many new friends with all the other 4 legged followers in this next life.

Christopher R Ceragioli
Friend of blue

August 23, 2019

May Officer Bandit rest in peace, and chase all the squirrels, and eat all the steaks, he could ever want on the other side of the rainbow bridge.

Citizen Mitch H
Concerned Citizen

May 20, 2019

I watched the datagram video of a deputy and as soon as I realized the date I was struck in the heart. May he rest in peace.

Citizen Jonathan Prunczik
Concerned Citizen

May 2, 2019

A courageous hero. Dying in the line of duty while doing what he loved to do.
My most sincere condolences to the Department and especially the handler and his family.

Retired Homeland Security

April 25, 2019

May god give him the biggest of bones in heaven <3


April 17, 2019

RIP bandit all dogs are good dogs

Ryan Carrillo
Father is nypd officer

March 29, 2019

I cannot imagine this world without dogs, the eternal companion. Bandit was a hero. He will be missed

Donnie Mac
North Madison Vol Fire Co.

March 26, 2019

Thank you Bandit for your service! I am not a police officer, just a regular guy who wants to say thank you!! I’m sorry for all police officers involved!!!

Mike Schnabel

March 26, 2019

There is no dog happier than a Working Dog. RIP, Bandit; we remember you.

Officer P. Jones
James City County PD

March 21, 2019

I am sorry to learn of the passing of a Hero in Police Officer K9 Bandit. May the Lord deliver blessings, comfort and peace to his handler, family and friends.

Retired TW Martinez, FOP member
State of New Mexico/JJS

January 19, 2019

I am SO Sorry to hear of the loss of Bandit. Your handler, family, and fellow officers will Never forget you. Now rest good boy.


January 15, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Sutter County, California Sheriff’s Office and the family, friends, and colleagues of K-9 Bandit, who was shot and killed in the Line-of-Duty on Thursday, November 15, 2018. Let us celebrate his accomplishments and remember his selfless sacrifice in the Line-of-Duty. Now that K9 Bandit has left this life, please help the members of the Sutter County Sheriff’s Office cope with his loss with strength and courage. May K9 Bandit always be remembered as a trusted colleague who completed his missions with true dedication and the unconditional love he provided his caregivers. Heavenly Father, by Your Word, death is not the end; it does not have the final say! For Scripture promises that all flesh shall see the salvation of God! All dogs do go to heaven, because they have a spirit that epitomizes God’s unconditional love. After all, DOG spelt backwards is GOD! Well done, good and faithful servant!

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D. Div.
The Steven R. Closs Christian Law Enforcement Chaplaincy
Merrimack, NH 03054

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D. Div.
Nashua / Merrimack NH Police Departments

January 14, 2019

you were a great dog :)


January 8, 2019


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

November 30, 2018

A heartfelt thank you to K9 Officer Bandit, his family, and his brothers and sisters in blue, for their unwavering service and dedication.

Jonette Bumgarner

November 29, 2018

Why must the good die young?!?!? RIP Bandit, you are and will always be a hero.

Rusty Shackleford

November 28, 2018

"To Protect And Serve" is just what you did. If an officer had made that approach he could well have been shot and even killed. Your love for your handler and for your job cost you your life, but you died in the line of duty doing what you had been trained to do; disable a murderer before he could kill again.

Holly Rockwell-Celerier

November 25, 2018

Thank you for your service Bandit. You won’t be forgotten.

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

November 25, 2018

We will remember.

Miss Eleanore Trupkiewicz
Civilian Supporter of Law Enforcement

November 24, 2018

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

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden

November 24, 2018



November 21, 2018

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