Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

K9 Hooch

Alabama Department of Corrections, Alabama

End of Watch Thursday, October 10, 2019

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Reflections for K9 Hooch

K-9 Hooch,

Hard to believe you have been gone over two years. I pray that your family and loved ones have been able to find some comfort in all the happy menu they have of you.

You are still missed.

Thank you for your service. You will never be forgotten.

December 18, 2021

Blessings and peace to you on your way home.

Karlene Dunn (civilian) Karlene Dunn

January 17, 2020



January 9, 2020



November 1, 2019

Sincerest regards for the loss of Hooch, regards to his handler and fellow corrections staff.

Sgt. Paul Schanno
Minnesota Dept. of Corrections MCF-Stillwater

October 31, 2019

Rest in Peace K9 Hooch. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the handler and the Alabama Department of Corrections.

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

October 30, 2019

So, so, sad. Another truck driver not paying attention. My heart breaks for his handler, family and friends. My first husband was killed in the line of duty when he was hit by a truck driver in 2001.

Survivor of Trooper Calvin Taylor

October 28, 2019

Thank you for service and Rest in Peace. May you play fetch all day long.

Assistant Chief of Police Clint Nagy
Bastrop Police Department

October 22, 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 Hooch.

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

October 17, 2019

We will remember.

Miss Eleanore Trupkiewicz
Civilian Supporter of Law Enforcement

October 15, 2019

RIP K9 Hooch. Sincere condolences to his handler for his tragic loss. Thank you for your service. Salute and Respect from South African Police Service

Constable Tessa Le Roux
South African Police Service

October 15, 2019

K9 Hooch thank you for your Service to the DOC and to the State of Alabama. You passed doing what you love to do. I am sure that you would have found your suspect if it wasnt for some IGNORANT truck driver not paying attention at the wheel. I hope they catch him and charge him to the fullest. May your Partner and all others involved be granted with a speedy healing.

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

October 13, 2019

K-9 Hooch thank you for your K-9 Police Service! I am so sad you lost your life in the line of duty! May you ”Rest In Peace”! Prayers to your K-9 Handler and family, your Corrections/Police Department brothers and sisters and the community you served! You will be missed!

Cp Trudy Schuyler; Fenwick Island DE Pol
Fenwick Island Police Department, Delaware

October 12, 2019

A Prayer for K9 Hooch:

Heavenly Father, the Alabama Department of Corrections was fortunate to receive the gift of K9 Hooch from You. Let us celebrate his accomplishments and remember his years of service as a Certified Law Enforcement Canine. K9 Hooch died in the Line-of-Duty on Thursday, October 10, 2019 when he was struck by a Hit & Run Tractor-Trailer Unit while tracking an escapee from the St. Clair County Jail. Now that K9 Hooch has left this life, please help the members of the Alabama Department of Corrections; his handler, and; his family cope with his loss with strength and courage. May K9 Hooch 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! Now, crossover the ‘Rainbow Bridge’ and be received by your Creator. Amen.

Pastor/Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DD, NCCA, NACM
Ordained & Licensed Independent Evangelical Christian Minister
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
Merrimack, NH 03054

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

October 12, 2019

K-9 Hooch - you beautiful, precious hound! You gave your life in service. My heart breaks for your partner. May God pour comfort and peace into the void in his heart. Enjoy your place in Heaven as only a hound can do-Thank you, hero.

Susan King
Civilian, Michigan

October 12, 2019

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

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden

October 12, 2019

Rest in peace Hooch!
You will not be forgotten!

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

October 12, 2019

K9- Hooch may God welcome you home with open arms. May God comfort your handler. The bond between K-9 handler and K-9 is unlike anything I have words for. Its just simply a gift from god to have made that bond. Thank you for your service K-9 Hooch.

Sgt David Osborne
Tennessee Highway Patrol

October 12, 2019

Rest in peace All K9 OFFICERS GO TO HEAVEN

Mother of a Dallas Police woman Linda Ke

October 12, 2019

I am sad to learn of the passing of Corrections Officer K-9 Hooch. May the Lord deliver blessings, comfort and peace to his Handler, family and all members of the Alabama Department of Corrections, Alabama.

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

October 12, 2019

I’m so sorry, my heart goes out to Hooch partner and family. This has to be a tough time for all. RIP Hooch and thank you very much for your service.

Retired FF/Medic Christopher F.

October 12, 2019

RIP K9 Hooch! Thank you for your dedicated service. You will be missed.

Police Officer Mike Pelino

October 11, 2019

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