Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

K9 Rao

South Carolina Highway Patrol, South Carolina

End of Watch Wednesday, June 10, 2020

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Reflections for K9 Rao

Rest In Peace brave boy Rao. May you run free in Heaven as you watch over your handler until you both are reunited.

Jill Bernasek

July 3, 2020

Rest In Peace! Thank you for your service!

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

July 3, 2020

K9 Rao, your 9 years of heroic service will always be remembered. My thoughts as nd prayers are with K9 Rao's handler, family, fellow officers, community and all those who called him friend.

Godspeed Rao, never forget, never forgotton!

Darin Campbell
Executive Director
Working Dogs Oregon

July 2, 2020

Thank you for your service! We shall remember you with pride and admiration always! Now, cross over the Rainbow Bridge into Heaven where the Angels of God will care for you forever! Yes! All dogs do go to Heaven! May God bless all our furry comrades in Blue!

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS, CIMT, NCCA
Ordained/Licensed/Certified Independent Ecumenical Clergy / Chaplain
Ministry: Law Enforcement Chaplaincy
Merrimack, NH 03054

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS
Nashua NH and Merrimack NH Police Departments

July 1, 2020

Rao, may wonderful reflections have been left here so far with more to come, I am sure! Thank you for your brave service to the state of South Carolina. It sounds like you did a wonderful job! Rest in Peace with my K-9 boy, CJ.

Mary Milam
Sergeant (Ret)
Chicago Police Department

Flowery Branch, GA

July 1, 2020

Mydaddy used to take us kids up to the flight line to visit with the K-9's through the chain link fence. I was 8 years old when I met them. They were stunning to watch in action and I'll never forget that day for the rest of my life. My dad went on to serve in Vietnam and he would write us letters and send photos of the K-9's that served with him. They have always had a special place in my heart and now RAO have one too. Rest in Peace you beautiful, faithful, courageous boy. You will be forever loved and missed dearly.

Debbie
Ft. Wth, TX

In honor of my father, "Mac"., a retired Military Police Officer and Deputy Sheriff, miss you so much, you were the best dad ever.

June 30, 2020

K9 Rao, only you could have served for such a long career! God gave you a long life so that you could give others long lives by protecting them. May you rest now and enjoy eternity with your fellow heroes. You are a selfless, courageous, loving K9 whose name is written on a star!

Susan King
Civilian Supporter, Michigan

June 27, 2020

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE. PRAYERS FOR YOU AND YOUR PARTNER AND OUR FAMILY OF BLUE. REST AT RAINBOW BRIDGE FOR YOUR PARTNER.PLAY WITHTHE OTHER K 9 OFFICERS AT THE BRIDGE.

MOTHER OF A DALLAS POLICEWOMEN Linda Ke
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June 27, 2020

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, Rao, for your undying service to protect others. We see innocence in the animals, and you will always be with us. We will preserve your memory with a commitment to inspire all to stay safe, prepare and persevere, as we are all obligated to be keepers of the peace.

James Dante Wood

June 26, 2020

K9 Rao is a true hero who served his handler, community and country with dignity, honor and courage all while only asking for a game of fetch and never a day off. K9 Rao, his handler, and the entire South Carolina Highway Patrol are in our thoughts and hearts.

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

June 22, 2020

Rest In Peace K9 Rao. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with his handler and the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

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

June 20, 2020

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

Sgt. Scott Seitz
Plainsboro Township NJ Police Department

June 20, 2020

RIP K9 Rao. Thank you for your service and your dedication!

K-9 Officer Cory Phillips
Alcoa Police Department

June 20, 2020

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

SEAN MAIONE
FORMER OFFICER,SPOKANE POLICE DEPARTMENT

June 19, 2020

Thank you for your service, brave pup! You worked that Interstate just like your namesake loved to do. I know your handler misses your energetic enthusiasm each and every day! The SCHP lost a good K9 in you! We know that Mike was there to welcome you when you crossed the rainbow bridge, and you two are quite the team now!

Lois Rao, Surviving Mother
SCHP Senior Trooper Michael J. Rao, EOW June 12, 2002

June 19, 2020

Rest in peace, K9 Rao. Your service and memory will not be forgotten.

Airman Jones
United States Air Force

June 19, 2020

Rest in peace, K9 Rao. Your service and memory will not be forgotten.

Airman Jones
United States Air Force

June 19, 2020

K9 Rao may God grant your Partner (family) with a speedy healing along with your Department. Most of all thank you for your Ultimate Sacrifice in the Line of Duty doing what you do best. Play on our four legged Hero.

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

June 18, 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 (Retired)

June 18, 2020

Rest in eternal Peace, good and faithful public servant.
God has already reserved a special place for our peacemakers.
Please continue your careful and diligent watch over us.
Thank you for your selfless service!
Thank you for your guardian protection!

Our prayers to the family and department.

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

June 18, 2020

I am sad to learn of the passing of a hero in Police Officer K-9 RAO. I believe our Heavenly Father holds a special place in Heaven for the love animals share with us. May the Lord deliver blessings and peace to his Handler, Family and ll members of the South Carolina Highway Patrol, South Carolina

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

June 18, 2020

Rest in peace Rao!
You will not be forgotten!

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

June 18, 2020

Rest easy Rao, Thank you for your service.

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

June 17, 2020

RIP Rao

Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

June 17, 2020

Rest in peace our friend. You will be missed but not forgotten . We see you again in heven. Rest till then.

Father of a leo G H
Clarkston

June 17, 2020

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