Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

K9 Cara

Staunton Sheriff's Office, Virginia

End of Watch Monday, December 21, 2020

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Reflections for K9 Cara

We will remember.

Miss Eleanore Trupkiewicz
Civilian Supporter of Law Enforcement

January 9, 2021

We are thinking of you at this very difficult time and send our sincere sympathy. May K9 Cara's memory live on in the hearts of all those she so courageously served.

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

January 1, 2021

Rest In Peace

Po Shaun Walters
Nypd ~ Retired

December 31, 2020

Why Dogs Don't Live As Long

Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog's owners, Ron, his wife, Lisa, and their little boy, Shane were all very attached to Bilker and they were hoping for a miracle. I examined Bilker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family there were no miracles left for Bilker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home.

As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good for the four-year-old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt Shane could learn something from the experience.

The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker's family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on. Within a few minutes, Bilker slipped peacefully away. The little boy seemed to accept Belker's transition without any difficulty or confusion.

We sat together for a while after Belker's death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than human lives. Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, "I know why."

Startled, we all turned to him.
What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I'd never heard a more comforting explanation. He said, "Everybody is born so that they can learn how to live a good life -- like loving everybody and being nice, right?" The four-year-old continued, "Well, animals already know how to do that, so they don't have to stay as long."

God Bless K-9 Cara, her Handler and the Staunton Sheriff Department, Always remember the good times with Cara!

Frederick Douglas
Francestown Police Department, Francestown New Hampshire

December 30, 2020

Heartfelt condolences go out to her handler and everyone that is involved with this tragic loss. As a former K9 handler I couldn’t imagine the pain you must be going through. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Retired K9 handler Steve Van Slyke
El Cajon Police Department

December 28, 2020

Rest In Peace

Po Shaun Walters
Nypd ~ Retired

December 28, 2020

May you Rest In Peace beautiful Cara. My deepest sympathy to your handler and all of the Staunton Sheriff Department.

Jill Bernasek

December 27, 2020

You duty shall be remembered always! I wish to express my deepest condolences to the handler, fellow officers, Department, community and all who knew you as friend. RIP K9 Hero! We shall take it from here!

Darin F Campbell
Working Dogs Oregon

December 27, 2020

K9 Cara what a true HERO you passed away doing what you love to do. May God grant your Partner and all involved with a speedy healing.

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

December 25, 2020

Rest in peace girl. Thank you for your service. Rest in peace, have fun at the rainbow bridge and wait for your partner.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden & State Trooper (Retired)

December 25, 2020

Rest in Peace K9 Cara. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the handler and the Staunton County Sheriff's Office.

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

December 25, 2020

K9 Cara Thank you for your service baby girl. Rest in Peace my love. My deepest Condolences to your partner.

anita wells

December 24, 2020

K9 Cara,

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

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

December 24, 2020



December 24, 2020

Praying for your family, friends, colleagues, and agency during this very difficult time for them and all of us. Thank you for your service! We shall remember you with pride and admiration always! May God Bless You!

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” [Matthew 5:4], and;

“Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13]

Depart in peace, Comrade-in-Blue; in the name of God the Father who created you. May you rest in peace, cross over the Rainbow Bridge, and dwell forever with the Lord. Amen.

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

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

December 23, 2020

Rest In Peace! Thank you for your service!

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

December 23, 2020

I am sad to learn of the passing of a Hero in K9 Cara. I believe our Heavenly Father has welcomed her home into his loving arms. May the Lord deliver blessings, comfort and peace to her family, friends and all members of the Staunton Sheriff's Office, Virginia

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

December 23, 2020

Rest in peace over the Rainbow Bridge with all of heaven’s other dogs, Cara. You died a hero.

Private Citizen Kathryn Felts
Mother of & Family Member of Law Enforcement

December 23, 2020

Rest in Peace, good and faithful servant.
God has already reserved a final resting place for our peacekeepers.
Please continue your careful and diligent watch over us.
When Law Enforcement perishes, a proud and caring nation mourns.
Thank you for your heroic sacrifice!
Thank you for your selfless 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

December 23, 2020

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