Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

K9 Ozzy

Long Beach Police Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, August 14, 2019

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Reflections for K9 Ozzy

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

SEAN MAIONE
FORMER OFFICER,SPOKANE POLICE DEPARTMENT

November 1, 2019

I have so many thoughts and hard words to say. This isn’t the place to hit hard or play Monday morning QB. I’m sure your 2 legged partner is devastated and hurts badly. And I really hope LBPD will have protocols and SOP’s so this never happens again. No excuses can be made here, it’s human error and that hurts.
RIP Ozzy, your at piece now and we all thank you so much for protecting us and putting the bad guys away. Thank you so much Ozzy, your missed greatly!!!

Retired FF/Medic
Christopher F
CCFD

October 12, 2019

RIP

Officer Mike Robinson(Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

September 29, 2019

RIP K9 Ozzy!!! Thank You for your service. My thoughts & prayers are with your handler and the entire LBPD.

Sgt. Scott Seitz
Plainsboro Township NJ Police Department

September 10, 2019

Very sorry to read this unfortunate news.

Carol Reitmeier
Animal lover

August 28, 2019

Ozzy, thanks for the memories and your dedicated service to the department. Words are never enough. We will never forget you. God Speed

Sgt Timothy Long LBPD CA
Long Beach PD CA

August 28, 2019

K9 Ozzy thank you for your Dedicated Service to your Community and to your Depatment. Any and all deaths are terrible but when it could have been avoided it makes it that much worse remember nothing man made is ever guaranteed to not FAIL . No person or animal deserves to pass this way.I wish that all K9 Officers were made to check on their K9 partners at least every half hour if they are going to be away from their vehicles for any length of time. To many of our 4 legged Officers are dying because of this malfuntion. May God grant your Partner & family and all involved with a speedy healing.

Res.Sgt.Rudy Jones
Cuyahoga Falls,OH Police Dept

August 26, 2019

I am sad to learn of the passing of a hero in Police Officer K9 Ozzy. Thank-you for your service. May the Lord deliver blessing, comfort and peace to your Handler, Family and all members of the Long Beach Police Department, California.

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

August 26, 2019

Rest in Peace K9 Ozzy. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with Long Beach Police Department.

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

August 26, 2019

RIP dear Ozzy and thank you for your service. It is such a pity that your life was not seen as important and your department trying to use all the excuses in the book. Your handler neglected you period and should not be called a dog handler.

Chris
Specialist K9 handler

August 26, 2019

A Prayer for K9 Ozzy:

Heavenly Father, the Long Beach, California Police Department was fortunate to receive the gift of K9 Ozzy from You. Let us celebrate his accomplishments and remember his years of service as a Certified Law Enforcement Canine. K9 Ozzy died in the Line-of-Duty on Wednesday, August 14, 2019. Now that K9 Ozzy has left this life, please help the members of the Long Beach Police Department; his handler, and; his family cope with his loss with strength and courage. May K9 Ozzy 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.

Police Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DDiv, MSBS, NCCA, NACM
Ordained & Licensed Independent Christian Minister
Appointed Chaplain: Merrimack NH Police Department [Since 2014]
Appointed Chaplain: Nashua NH Police Department [Since 2018]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DD, MSBS, NCCA
Nashua and Merrimack NH Police Departments

August 25, 2019

K-9 Ozzy, no words can comfort the heartache that your passing brings. But there is joy in knowing that you are in Heaven now where no harm or pain will ever touch you. May God grant peace and comfort to your partner, family and department. One of the brightest stars in the skies shines with your name written across it.

Susan King
Civilian, Michigan

August 25, 2019

You did a great job in your life time Ozzy.
Blessings and peace to your handler.
You are a hero and it was time for you to go to heaven. Rest you have done your job..!

Linda A mom of Officer in Georgetown,
Mother in law of Officer, Georgetown, Tx

August 25, 2019

Rest in peace Ozzy!
You will not be forgotten!

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

August 25, 2019

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

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden

August 24, 2019

Rest in Peace, good and faithful servant.
God has already reserved a special place
for our protectors.
Please continue your watch over us.


Thank you for your service!
Thank you for your protection!

Our prayers to the family and department.

Charles F. Holloway, Jr.
Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association
Elizabethtown Police Department

August 24, 2019

It is a very tragic end to a hero dog. I hope protocols are put in place to prevent this from happening again. No dog should ever be left unattended in a vehicle, not even a police dog. Systems can fail and I am sure the handler feels terrible. Please protect the animals that protect us

Andrea citizen
Dhs

August 24, 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 Ozzy.

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

August 24, 2019

To the Long Beach Police Department, his Handler, and all who loved K9 Ozzy: I am so very sorry for this unimaginable loss!

To K9 Ozzy: Thank You for your service and dedication to the Long Beach P.D. and your community. Heaven has gained a handsome, four legged HERO. You will never be forgotten!

God Bless You All

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

August 24, 2019

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