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K9 Doby

Fairfax County Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Friday, February 22, 2019

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Reflections for K9 Doby

Thank you sweet Doby for your service. My condolences to his handler and to the Fairfax County Police Department.

Jennifer M. Wathen

March 22, 2019

Rest in peace, Doby. Thank you for your dedicated service.

Sergeant Louise Schaefer, Milwaukee Police Department, WI

March 20, 2019

Rest In Peace

Lt. M.R. Frost
Lexington Va Police

March 13, 2019

Rest In Peace K9 Doby. You’ll always be in the heart and memories of your handler.

Jill Bernasek

March 7, 2019

We will remember.

Miss Eleanore Trupkiewicz
Civilian Supporter of Law Enforcement

March 7, 2019

Our dog has been receiving treatments for cancer at the vet hospital where Doby was taken on that tragic morning. We had just finished her appointment and were relieved she has been doing so well - we were right outside the hospital when sirens got our attention and suddenly, there were multiple police vehicles zooming up to the clinic. We watched as Doby's partner raced out of his car, cradling Doby in his arms and into the clinic. I will never, ever forget the look of sheer panic and grief on his face. We knew it must be quite serious and when we got in our car and started driving home, I couldn't stop crying and thinking about that sweet dog and all the dear people surrounding him who were giving their all to try to save him. That image has stayed with me for the last few weeks and I was so sorry to read about Doby's death. My husband consoled me on that morning saying "One thing you have to know, from watching the way they brought him in, that dog is getting the best possible treatment and care - those people were doing everything they could for him. Whether he can be saved or not, it's good to see a dog given such respect and consideration." I know it is not much consolation, but I wanted the Fairfax police to know we were proud of you for the loving care and the serious effort you made for him. I'm so very sorry he couldn't be revived. We send you our condolences and our gratitude for trying so hard for him. I have to believe he felt the love and support. And Doby, you did good.

Nancy Perry
private citizen

March 7, 2019



March 6, 2019

While some may believe that animals have no afterlife, like we humans do, I can assure that, that is untrue. The book of Romans says that ALL creation waits to be, and will be redeemed/renewed. So, rest easy sweet Doby, in the presence of Our Lord. And, we take comfort in knowing that we will see you again.

Paramedic Myron Severa

March 4, 2019

Again, it appears that God needed another K9 for his Kingdom. My prayers for the Handler, family and agency. Godspeed Doby!

Bobby White,
Deputy Sheriff/Special Agent (retired)
Monterey County California Sheriff's Department/Federal Aviation Administration

March 3, 2019

A true hero. Prayers to family and friends.

Retired telecommunicator B Rodriguez

February 26, 2019

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

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden

February 26, 2019

As a former K-9 officer, I know exactly what you are going through. I pray that God will be very close to you during this time.

Scott Deal - Chief of Security
Columbia International University

February 26, 2019

My God welcome you with open arms K-9 Doby. Thank you for your service.

Sgt David Osborne
Tennessee Highway Patrol

February 26, 2019

K-9 Doby,
Thank you for your service and sacrifice. And to your Handler/Partner I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

February 25, 2019

Rest easy Doby, Thank you for your service.

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

February 25, 2019

Thank you, Doby. I know you cannot hear me, but if you could, I would tell you I love you and THANK YOU!

Kim Durham

February 25, 2019

Another fallen brother. My condolences to the handler and department for their loss. May you find peace and comfort during this terrible time.

Deputy Amanda Himelright
Warren county sheriffs office

February 25, 2019

Rest in Peace Doby. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the Fairfax County Police Department.

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

February 25, 2019

Rest in peace Doby!
You will not be forgotten!

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

February 25, 2019

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 Doby.

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

February 24, 2019

RIP Doby. You were a great canine. Always there to help and never failing to perform your duty. You will be missed greatly by WSP NPU and the entire FCPD.

Chris Cosgriff
Founder & Executive Director
Officer Down Memorial Page

February 24, 2019

K-9 Doby, We cannot ask why God called you home so early! Tell your partner's heart that you are fine and very, very patiently waiting to greet him again. Lord, shower K-9 Doby's partner with peace and the pride of knowing that it was You who paired these two great heroes together for a specific place and time! May his partner realize just how precious he too is in God's eyes. Our prayers and thoughts are with him, his family and the department.

Phil Weitlauf, President
Susan King, Board Member
Michigan War Dog Memorial

February 24, 2019

A Prayer for K9 Doby :

Heavenly Father, the Fairfax County, Virginia Police Department was fortunate to receive the gift of K9 Doby from You. Let us celebrate his accomplishments and remember his selfless sacrifice in the Line-of-Duty. Now that K9 Doby has left this life, please help the members of the Fairfax County Police Department cope with his loss with strength and courage. May K9 Doby always be remembered as a trusted colleague who completed his missions with true dedication. Lord God, 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 Your unconditional love. After all, DOG spelt backwards is GOD! Well done, good and faithful servant! Amen.

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D. Div
Ordained / Licensed Independent Christian Minister
The Peacemakers Law Enforcement Chaplaincy
Merrimack, NH 03054

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D. Div.
Nashua Police Department
Panther Drive
Nashua, NH 03061

February 24, 2019

I am sad to learn of the passing of a hero in Police Officer K9 Doby. May the Lord deliver blessing, comfort and peace to his Handler, Family, and all Members of the FairfaxCounty Police Department.

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

February 24, 2019

You were taken from us too soon K9 Doby..job well done boy..sweet water and warm sunshine as you cross over the Rainbow Bridge..condolences to his partner,department,friends and family....

Michele monk

February 24, 2019

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