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K9 Kitt

Braintree Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Friday, June 4, 2021

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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

We will remember.

Miss Eleanore Trupkiewicz
Civilian Supporter of Law Enforcement

August 3, 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

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

July 31, 2021

K-9 Britt, Your story broke my heart. Your entire life was given in service. What a "supernatural" creature you were to withstand the rigors and hardships of police life for so many years! May you have a special, special place over the Rainbow Bridge, and may your partner receive a special blessing from God.

Susan King
Civilian Supporter

July 25, 2021

Rest In Peace! Thank You For Your Service!

Police Officer at Port Authority of Alle
Port Authority of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

July 23, 2021

K9 Officers will never understand how wonderful they truly are. I have always admired any K9 officer that works so well with our brave law enforcement.
K9 Kitt, your sacrifice will not be forgotten and your memory will shine on in all the lives you touched. Thank you for your years of loyal service.

Laurie Ramsey
Proud Civillian

July 23, 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 partner and companion ... I offer my condolences.

... Rest In Peace K9 Kitt
Thank you for your service !

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

July 17, 2021

R.I.P. K9 Kitt. My thoughts and prayers are with your handler, his family and police family.

Carole Garreau
CT State Police, Head Clerk (Ret.)

July 16, 2021

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

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

July 10, 2021

Rest In Peace Officer Kitt and thank you for your service!

Brian Stover
None

June 28, 2021

RIP Officer Kitt. Your LEO Family has the watch.

Dog Lover/Blue Line Supporter
Thankful Civilian

June 27, 2021

I just watched the memorial service for K9 Officer Kitt, and my heart is broken. To his LEO family, as well as Officer Cushing's family, please know you are in my thoughts! The words, THANK YOU, do not express strongly enough, what I feel for the service and sacrifice of my law enforcement, but they are heartfelt! K9 Officer Kitt is now watching over all of you, and we'll see him at the #rainbowbridge

KL A Grateful Civilian

June 26, 2021

Police Officer K9 Kitt is now patrolling heaven , may all find peace in his passing

Anne Hunsinger
UPOA

June 21, 2021

Breaks my heart to hear about these awesome police dogs, my brother was a
K 9 officer in Washington State. These dogs are heroes, just like our officers in Uniform.

Rick Tardiff

June 20, 2021

I am sad to learn of the passing of a Hero in Police Officer K9 Kitt. I believe our Heavenly Father has welcomed him home into his loving arms 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 Braintree Police Department, Massachusetts.

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

June 18, 2021

Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of K9 Kitt. 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

June 16, 2021

Kitt, you gave your life for the job. Thank you for protecting my home town and your partner for 12 years. You truly are a hero.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

June 13, 2021

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)

June 12, 2021

God welcome you with open arms. I know you are in great company.

Anne Hunsinger
UPOA

June 10, 2021

Rest in peace our 4 legged brother. You have served well. God bless the family and co-workers

Anne Hunsinger
UPOA

June 10, 2021

K-9 Kitt may God welcome you home with open arms. My prayers for a speedy recovery of your partner. I know you are in great company. Thank you for your service.

Sgt David Osborne
Tennessee Highway Patrol

June 8, 2021

May you REST IN PEACE SWEET BOY KITT. You are whole now running and playing with all the other fur babies up at the rainbow bridge. I pray that your Dad gets better soon. What you did for your Dad was Amazing. You and your Dad will be together again someday. I have been with an officer now a Sgt. for many years and I don't think they get the RESPECT they deserve. People who voted for Biden this is the world you wanted. It's just too bad the rest of us have to suffer. PLEASE SHOW OUR POLICE THE RESPECT THEY DESERVE NO MATTER WHAT HAS BEEN SAID AND DONE TO THEM, THEY HAVE AND WILL ALWAYS BE THERE FOR US AND WE NEED THEM. OUR POLICE ARE FILLED WITH HONOR, COURAGE, INTEGRITY, AND SERVICE. ST. MICHAEL PLEASE WATCH OVER OUR POLICE AND THEIR VERY SPECIAL K9s. I cried and think a lot about you Kitt. You will never be forgotten. XOXO

Kerri Post
Concerned Animal Lover of Massachusetts

June 8, 2021

May you REST IN PEACE SWEET BOY KITT. You are whole now running and playing with all the other fur babies up at the rainbow bridge. I pray that your Dad gets better soon. What you did for your Dad was Amazing. You and your Dad will be together again someday. I have been with an officer now a Sgt. for many years and I don't think they get the RESPECT they deserve. People who voted for Biden this is the world you wanted. It's just too bad the rest of us have to suffer. PLEASE SHOW OUR POLICE THE RESPECT THEY DESERVE NO MATTER WHAT HAS BEEN SAID AND DONE TO THEM, THEY HAVE AND WILL ALWAYS BE THERE FOR US AND WE NEED THEM. OUR POLICE ARE FILLED WITH HONOR, COURAGE, INTEGRITY, AND SERVICE. ST. MICHAEL PLEASE WATCH OVER OUR POLICE AND THEIR VERY SPECIAL K9s. Icried and think alot about you Kitt. You will never be forgotten. XOXO

Kerri Post
Concerned Animal Lover of Massachusetts

June 8, 2021

Kitt served the Braintree Police Department for 12 faithful years. Kitt was gunned down 6-4-21 in Braintree Massachusetts while trying to apprehend an armed suspect. He later died from his wounds. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him.

P.S RIP Kitt you served your Department well.
EOW 6-4-21

Richard Chandler
Retired Paramedic Ft. Bragg EMS

June 8, 2021

Thank you for you service despite not having a choice. You went where no human officers had the guts to enter and was sacrificed for being thought of as only a tool. humans do not deserve "mans best friend", if you need something done then do it yourself....K-9 Kitt is the shining example of bravery unlike many officers today.

John Johnson LT.
Phoenix PD

June 6, 2021

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