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K9 Bane

Tulare Police Department, California

End of Watch Sunday, December 9, 2018

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Reflections for K9 Bane

I am sorry to learn of the passing of a hero in Police Officer K9 Bane. May the Lord deliver blessings, comfort and peace to his handler, family and all members of Tulare Police Department.

Retired, T W Martinez
FOP member
State of New Mexico/JJS

February 7, 2019

Don’t grieve for me I served you well.
I loved you more than you could ever tell.
I am now an angel in blue.
I laid my life on the line for you.
I wore my badge with honor every day,
to keep citizens safe and out of harm’s way.
So when you see a badge worn with pride,
remember their comrades and friends that have died

Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Police department
Powell, Wyoming

February 7, 2019

K9 Bane you are warrior and you will never be forgotten. But unfortunately you not make it home that night but what you did made it possible so several other officers can come home that night. But what you did will never be forgotten rest easy hero.

Kaitlyn Lengel

February 5, 2019

Bane, you are a hero. Thankyou for your service. You are a good boy who did your job and did it well. Unfortunately you did not get to come home that night. But what you did made it possible for several others to come home. Thankyou for your service, we will never forget your sacrifice!

Director Darin Campbell
Working Dogs Oregon

January 19, 2019

How sad to lose K9 Bane so early in his career! We owe so much of our safety these days to the K9 forces worldwide! They selflessly serve and willingly sacrifice their lives so we can live in a free society. God bless all who train them, love them and work along side the K9’s, both in the private sector and the military.

Private citizen

January 19, 2019

Bane, The evil and cowardice that took you will NEVER diminish your courage and selflessness. Your handler, family, and department will love you forever.Now rest good boy.


January 15, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Tulare, California Police Department and the family, friends, and colleagues of K-9 Bane, who was shot and killed in the Line-of-Duty on Sunday, December 9, 2018. Let us celebrate his accomplishments and remember his selfless sacrifice in the Line-of-Duty. Now that K9 Bane has left this life, please help the members of the Tulare Police Department cope with his loss with strength and courage. May K9 Bane 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

DearK9 Bane,
You were a Wonderful, Beautiful Officer who gave your life to try and protect us. Although I live far away from you, I feel like I was right next to you on the day that you made the Ultimate Sacrifice for me and all the other Humans that you loved and protected.
I believe that you went straight to Heaven after you passed through here and are sitting by God while he smiles down on you. Dennis Dullea

Dennis Dullea
Cowtown Guns LLC

December 25, 2018

Rest easy Bane, Thank you for your service.

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

December 24, 2018

Thank you for your service.

Friend of all officers DeeAnn Burnette-L
Spike's K-9 Fund

December 15, 2018

Rest in Peace K9 Bane. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the Tulare Police Department.

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

December 15, 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…

A former Asst. Chief with the Jasper Texas PD

December 14, 2018

Dear Tulare PD, K9 Bane’s Handler, and all who knew him: I am so sorry for your loss! K9 Bane: Thank You for your service and sacrifice! You will never be forgotten! Heaven has gained a puppy boy with a sweet face. To K9 Bane’s Handler: I wish you a full, and speedy physical recovery. As for your heart, that will take some time to heal from this loss. God Bless You All

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

December 14, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with the Tulare Police Department as they mourn the loss of Police Dog Bane who was killed by an armed assailant when he was pursuing him. He will be missed by all the other police dogs and dog lovers every where.

Bradford Paulson

December 14, 2018

We will remember.

Miss Eleanore Trupkiewicz
Civilian Supporter of Law Enforcement

December 13, 2018



December 13, 2018

RIP K9 Bane, you are a truly hero!

I know that God needed you more.

When I learn about the death of any K9 working dog
It brings tears to my eyes.

You and all your fury friends will be greatly missed.

From a K9 handler in South Africa I will swap places with you any time.

Thank you so much for your great unconditional service to mankind.

Love and sadness,

Chris van Niekerk

Capt. Chris van Niekerk
Special Task Force K9 Unit South Africa

December 13, 2018

Thank you for your service you will not be forgot thin blue line RIP

A concerned citizen Findlay Ohio Charlie
Security Officer

December 13, 2018

Eye of the Tiger at work. Thanks from the community throughout the United States.


December 12, 2018

Rest in peace Bane!
You will not be forgotten!

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

December 12, 2018

Thank you for your service and sacrifice Bane. RIP

Corporal Cody Voye
United States Army

December 12, 2018

K-9 Bane may God welcome you with open arms. My prayers for a full recovery of your partner. May your partner know that one day he will see you again. All the hurt and pain here will not even be a memory on that day. My respects.

Sgt. David Osborne Jr
Tennessee Highway Patrol

December 12, 2018

RIP K9 Bain - you were a handsome boy who laid his life on the line even for such a short time


Brenda RT

December 11, 2018

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

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden

December 11, 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 Bane.

Gail M. Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit Police Officer Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/04

December 11, 2018

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