Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

K9 Duke

Virginia State Police, Virginia

End of Watch Monday, August 30, 2021

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Reflections for K9 Duke

K-9 Duke, you literally gave your life in assisting your team to combat evil. You never gave up, until you had to be stopped when your body began to give up. What a wonderful, determined and loyal officer! May you be enjoying your rest now in Heaven with your like-minded K-9 officers!
May God give rest and peace to your partner.

Susan King
Michigan Civilian

September 13, 2021

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

September 13, 2021

Rest in Peace K9 Duke. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the handler and the Virgina State Police.

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

September 8, 2021

K-9 Duke, of the Virginia State Police: "Well done, good and faithful servant." [Matthew 25:21a HCSB]

"Those who mourn are blessed, for they will be comforted." [Matthew 5:4 HCSB]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS, CCC, NCCA
Ordained / Licensed Independent Christian Clergy
Associate Pastor - United National Church
Christian Chaplain Ministry
Merrimack, NH 03054

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

September 3, 2021

RIP Duke

Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 2, 2021

Duke and his Trooper were amazing together and our entire community is saddened by this enormous loss. Prayers are with our Trooper and his family.

Lisa Davis
Remington Fire & Rescue

September 2, 2021

I am sad to learn of the passing of a Hero in K9 Duke 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 Virginia State Police, Virginia.

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

September 1, 2021

K-9 Duke may God welcome you with open arms. I pray he comforts your handler and family. Thank you K-9 Duke for your service. My respects.

Sgt David Osborne
Tennessee Highway Patrol

September 1, 2021

RIP

Sergeants Mike O'Connor
Branford CT PD

September 1, 2021

We love you “Duke” and Jesse

Trooper K.W. Taylor, Jr. (Bubba)
Va State Police K9

August 31, 2021

God speed over the rainbow bridge and may you endless days of Kong toys and tug toys. God bless…

Detective Oliver Worley
Highlands County Sheriff’s Office

August 31, 2021

K9 Duke, enjoy your divine reward over the Rainbow Bridge. Thank you for your service. Praying for your partner and fellow officers.

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

August 31, 2021

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