Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

K9 Sjaak

La Vergne Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Wednesday, November 18, 2020

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Reflections for K9 Sjaak

Rest in peace hero! Thank you for protecting the community.

Kurt Leenknecht
Federal Aviation Police Belgium

May 27, 2021

We will remember.

Miss Eleanore Trupkiewicz
Civilian Supporter of Law Enforcement

January 9, 2021

Rest In Peace

Po Shaun Walters
Nypd ~ Retired

December 28, 2020

Precious Sjaak. Thank you for your service and loyalty to your master. What an honor I'm sure it was for your handler to have you by his side. I'm so sorry for your loss. Prayers to your handler.

Sheila Adkins-Reynolds
City of Montgomery Alabama Police Department

December 18, 2020

sjaak, you are a true hero that will never be forgotten,rest in peace ! thank you for protecting and serving


December 8, 2020

Thank you for your service and for keeping our community safe. Your death made me want to cry it broke my heart and still does to this day.

Leighton Daniel

December 5, 2020

K-9 Sjaak, Every round that hit only causes you to shine that many times brighter in the sky! Your amazing and stellar performance as an officer sets you apart as a special agent for righteousness. May God comfort your partner and your department. Our loss is Heaven's great gain.

Susan King
Civilian Supporter, Michigan

December 3, 2020

Thank-you for your service Officer Sjaak. I am so sorry we didn't protect you with a vest.

Candace Olson
A heart broken citizen

December 1, 2020

K9 Sjaak,

Thank you for your service to our country. My deepest condolences to your partner.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

November 24, 2020

Rest In Peace! Thank you for your service!

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

November 22, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. Hang in there.

Orange County Sheriff's Office Communications Center

Patricia Larr
Orange County Sheriff's Office/Communications

November 22, 2020



November 21, 2020

Gone Too Soon.
I did not get a chance to work with you, but you became a part of the LPD family. You gave your life so that others can live in peace and without fear.
You protected your handler for years and lived with him and his family, and for that I am sure they are extremely grateful.
You have crossed the Rainbow Bridge with your badge so continue to wear it proudly. You earned it. Much love and sacrifice.

Big Rose LPD3157

Ret FTO JB Rose
LaVergne Police Department

November 21, 2020

Sjaak is a superior Warrior, partner and friend to us all. Whe will be greatly missed and his handler is deeply saddened by this senseless act of violence. Thank you for everyones support through these dark times upon us. He was the tip of the spear and always gave it his all. Maligator, weve got it from here. Until we meet again.
Love ya bud

Matt Kunce

November 21, 2020

I am sorry to learn of the passing of a hero in Police Officer K9 Sjaak. I believe our Heavenly Father has welcomed him home into his Kingdom where he will now patrol the Golden Streets of Heaven. May the Lord deliver blessings, comfort and peace to his Handler, Family and all Members of the La Vergne Police Department, Tennessee.

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

November 20, 2020

RIP K9 Sjaak. Thank you for your service to the citizens of La Vergne

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

November 20, 2020

K9 Sjaak there are no words that would do justice from a grateful nation that would honor you in the way that is deserved. May God welcome you home with open arms and comfort your handler. Thank you for your service. My respects always. I know you are in the best of company.

Sgt David Osborne
Tennessee Highway Patrol

November 20, 2020

Just would like to express my heartfelt sadness for your loss. True coward took this great dogs life and he will not be forgotten. Thank you for protecting us and keeping us safe. His legacy will live on but the hurt of his loss will always be there. God has a special place for him and he is a true hero. God bless him his handler and your department. Back the blue stay safe.

john bates

November 20, 2020

Heavenly Father, You are always faithful and quick to show mercy. Our Comrade-in-Blue, K9 Sjaak, of the LaVergne TN Police Department, was suddenly and violently taken from us. Come swiftly to his aid, have mercy on him, and comfort his family, friends, and colleagues by the power and protection of the Cross. God Bless the Blue! I ask this through Christ Jesus. Amen.

“No one has greater love than this, that someone would lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13 HCSB]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS, RPP, NCCA
Ordained/Licensed Independent Christian Clergy / Chaplain
The Steven R. Closs Ministries
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department

November 19, 2020

Rest in Peace K9 Sjaak. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the handler and the La Vergne Police Department.

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

November 19, 2020

K9 Sjaak may God grant your Partner and everyone involved with a speedy healing. K9 Sjaak thank you for your Service to your Community and Department. Most of all thank you for your Ultimate Sacrifice in the Line of Duty.

Res.Ofc.Rudy Jones
Munroe Falls,OH Police Department

November 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 & State Trooper (Retired)

November 19, 2020

Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of K9 Sjaak. May his memory live on in the hearts of all those he so courageously served.

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

November 19, 2020

RIP Sjaak

Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

November 19, 2020

My dearest blue, you will not be forgotten. K9 Sjaak, you will always be in our heart. Prayers for your Daddy and all your blue family. Rest easy K9 Officer Sjaak.

Blue Strong supporter #1 Marianne White-
Blue Lives Matter/Thin Blue Line/Back the Blue

November 19, 2020

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