Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

K9 Riley

Sacramento County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch Monday, January 18, 2021

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Reflections for K9 Riley

The First & The Last

The first to sense the hostility of a suspect,
The first to react to protect his master,
The first to enter where danger lurks,
The first to detect the hidden intruder.
The first to take action against violence.
The first to sense his master’s joy.
The first to know his master’s sorrow or fear.
The first to give his life in defense of his master.
The last to be forgotten by those who work with others like him.
They know him as a “Partner”, not just an animal.

- Author unknown -

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

August 21, 2021

on June 25th Theresa ann ,Running 4 Heroes K9s ,will run 1 mile in your memory K9 Riley. Please enjoy doggie heaven you served your community proud.

Theresa ann civilian
running 4 heroes

June 24, 2021

Rest in Peace K9 Riley. Enjoy joy doggie heaven. My heartfelt condolences on your loss.

Sheila Adkins-Reynolds
City of Montgomery Alabama Police Department

April 20, 2021

Offficer K-9 Riley
We offer our condolences to the family, and co-workers.
May all find confort in knowing that your love one is at peace

Utah Peace Officers Association

Anne Hunsinger

April 15, 2021

K9 Riley what a true Hero. Jumping into danger not knowing what's next. May God grant everyone involved with a speedy healing. Enjoy your eternal life with your Partner.

Rudy Jones ( Retired )
Former Reserve Cuyahoga Falls Police Department

April 12, 2021

As a dog lover...and have experienced the loss of my own dogs ... this tragedy breaks my heart. There are absolutely no words to comfort the pain of losing your K9 and Deputy Sheriff ... I offer my condolences.

... Rest In Peace K9 Riley
... Rest In Peace Deputy Sheriff Gibson
Thank you for your service !

Cam Ferguson
Admin. Secretary
Middleburg Police Dept, PA loving memory of our fallen hero-
Chief Tony Jordan...EOW 1/13/21

March 17, 2021

You will not be forgotten, Rest Easy! We have The Watch From Here! Thanks for your service!

Police Explore - Devin H.

March 11, 2021

God bless you Officer Gibson. Thank you for keeping us safe. You will not be forgotten.

byron w jones

March 4, 2021



February 27, 2021

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 everyday service to their partners and Agencies! Let this poem stand as a tribute to all our K9 Heroes who give the ultimate sacrifice!

“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 12, 2021

K9 Riley,

You are a hero at heavens gate. The lush green grass fields reserved for heroes such as yourself in heaven is your playground now! No pain, no worries just the love of all the K9s and their handlers who came before you! We got it from here sweet boy!

You your handler, my deepest condolences. I know that day was filled with more loss than any department should ever go through.

K9 Riley, my thoughts are with your handler, fellow officers, department, community and all who called you friend.

May you rest in peace! We will never forget, you will never be forgotten

Darin Campbell
Executive Director
Working Dogs Oregon

February 5, 2021

Thank you K9 Riley for your your service to your community. May you spend eternity in heaven enjoying the "life of Riley" while keeping watch over your brothers and sisters who are carrying on your legacy.

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

February 4, 2021

Rest in peace our 4 legged brother. You have served well. God bless the family and co-workers of Deputy Gibson on this great loss. Having been a handler, I can only imagine the pain everyone is feeling right now for both Deputy Gibson and his partner.

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the sons of God. Matt 5:9
Deputy Donnie Meaders (Retired)
Okfuskee County (OK) Sheriff's Office

February 2, 2021

Rest in peace boy. Thank you for your service. Have fun at the rainbow bridge with your partner.

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

January 30, 2021

K9 Riley, thank you for your service beautiful boy.


January 27, 2021

Good boy Riley, brave to the end. We owe you so much.

Ian Howe

January 25, 2021

God bless you and your partner Riley!

Matthew Nardo
The Green Beret Life Foundation

January 25, 2021

K9 Riley and Deputy Sheriff Adam Gibson are in heaven thank you so much for your service to our country.


January 24, 2021

K-9 Riley, I will miss you buddy. Thank you for always being there and eager to answer my calls for assistance.

Dispatcher Walsh

January 24, 2021

K9 Riley,

Thank you for your service to our country.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

January 23, 2021

Semper Fi K9 Riley. You dedication and service to your brothers and sisters in Blue will be with us forever. Rest In Peace so sorry you are gone. You will be in our hearts forever.

State Traffic Officer 7185 Mike Becze
California Highway Patrol & US Marine

January 22, 2021

Riley, you were a true hero always by your daddy's side. Keep him well in heaven. Dog biscuits for ever.

Sergeant (Ret), Robert DiMiceli
California Highway Patrol, Capitol Protection Section

January 21, 2021

K-9 Riley may God welcome you and your partner with open arms. My respects always.

Sgt David Osborne
Tennessee Highway Patrol

January 21, 2021

Rest In Peace

Po Shaun Walters
Nypd ~ Retired

January 21, 2021

Former 911 Dispatcher S. Wilson
Prattville Police Department, AL

January 21, 2021

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