Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

K9 Hondo

Herriman City Police Department, Utah

End of Watch Thursday, February 13, 2020

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Reflections for K9 Hondo

You were a faithful servant Hondo. You did well and will not be forgotten!

MSgt (Ret) Danny Avery
US Air Force

March 30, 2020

Safe travels to the Bridge Hondo. Godspeed dear boy.

Dr Gabrielle Jones

March 28, 2020

Blessing and peace to you on your way home.

Karlene Dunn (civilian) Karlene Dunn

March 19, 2020

Blessing and peace to you on your way home.

Karlene Dunn (civilian) Karlene Dunn

March 19, 2020

Dogs go to heaven too...

T. Wulf

March 18, 2020

Bless you K9 Hondo and thank you for your service. Sending prayers.

Sheila Adkins-Reynolds
City of Montgomery Alabama Police Department

March 17, 2020

Awwww It’s so devastating when you see a beautiful k-9 lost their life trying to keep others safe!

Christine Read

March 9, 2020

Rest in peace Hondo. Thank you for your service and your sacrifice.

Officer J. Honeycutt
Lindon Police Department

February 24, 2020

Myself and my K9 Tessa wish to thank you for your valor and your effort to assist your partner and fellow officers. You are in our hearts and you won’t be forgotten. Semper Fi and always know you are missed but never forgotten. God Bless you and your partner and please Rest In Peace.

State Traffic Officer 7185 Mike Becze
California Highway Patrol

February 20, 2020

Rest in Peace K9 Hondo. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the handler and the Herrimen City Police Department.

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

February 20, 2020

RIP Hondo. Thoughts and prayers for your handler.

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

February 19, 2020



February 19, 2020

Blessings and peace to you on your way home. Always so sad to hear that another officer K-9 has falling

Karlene Dunn (civilian) Karlene Dunn

February 19, 2020

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

February 18, 2020

We will remember.

Miss Eleanore Trupkiewicz
Civilian Supporter of Law Enforcement

February 18, 2020

This poem was written for K9 Fargo of the Richland County Sheriff's Department in Honor of the unquestionable sacrifices K9's make in their every day service to their partners and Agencies! Let this poem stand as a tribute to all our K9 Heroes who give the ultimate scarifice!

“Our K9 Named Fargo"

He was just another Police dog,
I was going to have to train,
He was a beautiful “Belgian Malinois”,
And Fargo was his name.

We worked so hard together,
From sun up until Night,
His future as a Police Dog,
Became our daily plight.

This dog could do anything,
He was so easy to train,
Each day he made me so proud,
My partner “Fargo” was his name.

After months of rigorous training,
Fargo was ready for the road,
It didn’t take long to prove himself,
He was one of the best-I was told!

He hit on the drugs every time,
And tracked down the criminals too,
He did everything I ask of him,
There was nothing he wouldn’t do.

We stayed together day and night,
This dog I had to train,
He was my partner and my friend,
“Fargo” was his name!

It was the 16th of December,
With the moon and stars so bright,
When “Fargo” hit the trail of a robber,
My heart stopped when shots rang in the night!

My Partner was hit several times,
This K9 I had to train,
We cried because he didn’t make it,
My partner “Fargo” was his name!

Written by David L Bell RCSD (Retired) December 16, 2017

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept.
Columbia, SC

February 18, 2020

Rest easy sweet boy may you patrol the rainbow bridge a fetch all the tennis balls you want job well done good boy

Corporal John Biggins
Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office TN

February 18, 2020

On behalf of the Michigan War Dog Memorial and the Michigan War Dog Memorial K9 Salute Team, we would like to extend our heartfelt condolences on the passing of K9 Hondo. There is no greater bond than that of a handler and his or her K9. Hondo lived his life to keep his handler, department and community safe and asked nothing in return but love and play. May his handler find peace in the memories of a life of beauty, strength and valor.

Brian & Betsy Zielinski
Michigan War Dog Memorial K9 Salute Team Members

February 17, 2020

RIP K9 Hondo. Thank You for your service. Deepest sympathies to your handler and the HCPD family. God bless you!!!

Sgt. Scott Seitz
Plainsboro Township NJ Police Department

February 17, 2020

God bless K-9 Hondo for his service and the work he did keeping his city safe. My heart goes out to his handler, his office and all of those who loved and respected Hondo. May you all find peace and comfort that Hondo has served his purpose and will always be a part of your life. Blessings.

Restitution Advocate Michele Golay
Lancaster County, PA District Attorney

February 16, 2020

Thank you for your service!

Adult Probation and Parole Officer; Erie
Erie County Adult Probation and Parole

February 16, 2020

RIP my hero, you will be dearly missed but never be forgotten.

Thank you so much for your service and dedication.


K9 handler Chris van Niekerk (K9 Unit Anglo American South Africa)
K9 Anthea (Narcotics)
K9 Lara ( Explosives)

Lt. Chris van Niekerk
Anglo American South Africa

February 16, 2020

RIP K9 Hondo. Thank you for your service

Sgt. Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

February 16, 2020

K9 Hondo another four legged hero that allowed his partner and other to go home to their families safely. All of you K9's that lay down your lives to keep our Brothers in Blue safe are all under recognized. You are all trained to do your jobs and as an animal you really dont understand how dangerous it is every day but you are all excited as your Partners get ready to head to work with you by their sides until the end. K9 Hondo thank you for your Service to your Community and Department. Most of all thank you for your Ultimate Sacrifice in the Line of Duty. May God grant your Partner and friends and all involved with a speedy healing.

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

February 15, 2020

May God bless you my canine friend. You paid the ultimate sacrifice. Thank you for your service. May you rest in peace.

(Ret) Trooper Dean Aires
PA State Police

February 15, 2020

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