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K9 Cigo

Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Monday, December 24, 2018

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Deputy Vidal Rivera 8424
PALM BEACH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

January 19, 2019

K-9 Cigo, I am So Sorry this happened. I noticed so far, all of the K-9's died by gunfire. We humans in the US need to Greatly improve our gun laws. You and ALL K-9 officers are heroes. Cigo, your handler, family, and department will love you forever! Now rest good boy.

MAUREEN
Citizen

January 15, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Palm Beach County, Florida Sheriff’s Office and the family, friends, and colleagues of K-9 Cigo, who was shot and killed in the Line-of-Duty on Monday, December 24, 2018. Let us celebrate his accomplishments and remember his selfless sacrifice in the Line-of-Duty. Now that K9 Cigo has left this life, please help the members of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office cope with his loss with strength and courage. May K9 Cigo 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

What a BEAUTY you are! What a HERO!! How heartbreaking that you had to give your life because of a coward gangbanger that does not deserve to breathe the same air as you. Thank you for saving your partner and fellow Officers. I was lucky enough to have my own canine back in the 80's. What a joy it was! I know how your partner must be grieving for you and I hope great memories will help him through.

Mary Milam
Sergeant (Ret)
Chicago Police Department

Flowery Branch, GA

January 9, 2019

To Cigo's partner: I am so sorry for your loss. In his picture it appears he was proud and brave. You must have had a special relationship. I know a dog's love is real and that he must have truly loved and respected you.

Anonymous

January 5, 2019

You will always be loved and always be missed, you gave your life to save others. You are a hero you can enjoy having as much playtime and eat as much food as you want up there in the skys my freind.

Citizen
United Kingdom

January 3, 2019

CIGO YOU ARE A TRUE HERO THAT WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN,THANK YOU FOR SERVING AND PROTECTING,REST IN PEACE !

SEAN MAIONE
FORMER OFFICER,SPOKANE POLICE DEPARTMENT

January 2, 2019

The Abilene Police Department is saddened by the death of K9 Cigo. We extend our condolences to the department and to Cigo's handler in this time of loss. Thank you, for the investment and care which was afforded this K9 during life.

Beth Reeves, Chaplain
Abilene Police Department

December 31, 2018

Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo

December 29, 2018

K9 CIGO You are both an America and Florida Hero and deserving of our prestigious War Dog Medal. You gave the ultimate in sacrifice saving your Deputy Handler/Partner and other deputies on the crime scene. You fought the war on crime; and Palm Beach County citizens slept better for you and your partner were guarding their night. Your Handler will receive this Honor for you soon. What more can a partner do than give his life!! You are now where all the good and Hero dogs go and Angels are singing for you. You wll always be thought of as a Good Boy and Hero and Never will you be forgotten. Rest and Play in Peace Brave and Courageous Hero, always getting your toy, sniffing Heavens Winds, Outwitting the Kongs and knowing what a very Good boy you are.

Barbara Snow EX Dir
U.S. WAR DOGS ASSN Bronson FL

December 29, 2018

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

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden

December 28, 2018

Coho, you paid the ultimate price. There are some really bad, mean people in this world. You can now run freely and fast at the Rainbow Bridge. Enjoy it, buddy.

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

December 28, 2018

My heart weeps for Officer K9 Cigo, taken from his partner and law enforcement family of Palm Beach Sheriffs Office while protecting them from evil people, but even after being shot, he instinctively kept doing his job to take down the bad guys, it’s unconditional love along with his duty. I watched the video online of Cigo’s partner going down a line of fellow police officers being consoled and it made me cry, and my heart goes out to Cigo’s partner, I hope you feel comfort
In that people care about you and hurt for you and your brave, loyal and mighty Cigo. Rest easy Cigo, the other K9s are taking it from here and will meet you at
The Rainbow Bridge at a later date.

Nancy Russo, sister of police officer
EMT First Responder, Syracuse NY

December 28, 2018

My deepest sympathy and condolences to the Palm Beach County Sheriffs Office and to K9 Cigo’s Partner.

Rest easy Cigo we will hold the line from here. Watch out six from above.

Patrolman
Woodbridge PD, Woodbrige NJ

December 28, 2018

Deepest sympathy for the beloved 4 Leg K9 Officer.
God Bless, a true loss! Xoxo

Jeanne Mcclung
Ohio citizen & Dog lover/owner

December 27, 2018

RIP Officer Cigo I salute you

J.smit

December 27, 2018

Cigo, job well done. I hurt with your human partner, I understand the pain, having lost my own as well. My heart breaks for you both.

Until all our teams meet again.

Salute....we have a K9 on [email protected]

Thin blue line
A brother

December 26, 2018

Rest In Peace K9 Cigo. Job well done. Be proud. Thoughts and Prayers to all at the PBSO.

D/S Cascone and family
Palm Beach County Sheriffs Office

December 26, 2018

I loved K9 Cigo and also I love his handler D/S Soriano and all of Palm Beach County Sheriffs office K9. They are my friends and they are brave heroes. Cigo got shot because a bad guy in a gang was shooting at the police and Cigo ran after him and got shot in the lungs and still got the bad guy down and he saved Ryans life and the other police to. He is a hero and loyal even with a bullet in him. Now there is one less good guy to protect us. Rest in peace Cigo I will miss you so much. Love, your friend Jack #jackhasyourback

Jack Fleming
Law Enforcement Supporter/Son of NYPD officer/Son of Juno Beach PD officer
Instagram - jack4leos

December 26, 2018

Rest in Peace K9 Cigo. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.

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

December 26, 2018

K-9 Cigo was a courageous K-9 and will always be a hero. We are sending our prayers to you and the Palm Beach Co SO on the loss of this brave team member. Godspeed K-9 Cigo. You will always be remembered.

Cover Your K-9 Team
The Police & Working K-9 Foundation

December 26, 2018

Rest easy Cigo, Thank you for your service.

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

December 26, 2018

I am sad to learn of the passing of a hero in Police Officer K9 Cigo. May the Lord deliver blessings, comfort and peace to your Handler, family and friends.

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

December 26, 2018

Cigo showed extraordinary Valor, Courage, Duty and Dedication to his partner and his mission. He went beyond all expectations in his commitment to task despite being mortally injured. He never wavered. I am as proud as humanly possible of Cigo and his partner for their service and sacrifice on our behalf. I am humbled before them.

Should all mankind understand the gift of such selflessness in service to strangers, the World would become a more compassionate and loving place.

Davis Marvez Family
Citizen

December 26, 2018

Thank you for your service, Officer Cigo. You are a hero. I truly believe all dogs go to heaven. Prayers for the officers impacted by losing their faithful K-9

Ginny Sale, MS, RMHCI, EMDR Therapist
Member of the community

December 26, 2018

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