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K9 Byrd

Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, August 3, 2021

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Reflections for K9 Byrd

We are deeply saddened by the loss of K9 Byrd. May Byrd rest in peace and may his handler and department be protected and guided by a four legged angel from above.

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

September 15, 2021

Heavenly Father, You commit to us the swift and solemn trust of life: since we know not what a day may bring forth, but only that the hour for serving You is always present, may we wake to the instant claims of Your will upon our lives. In the face of questions without answers, of dreams unfulfilled, of the emptiness that will not go away, we are only compelled to thank You always for lives faithfully lived, for good memories and living hopes. We are reminded as we pray for family and friends who are touched with the feeling of sorrow, that we pray to one who does not let go unnoticed even the falling of a sparrow to earth. We pray to one who weeps for his world, and therefore we come trusting that in life or death, we may find rest and comfort in Him. In Christ Jesus, I pray. Amen

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

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

September 14, 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

RIP Byrd

Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 11, 2021

PRAYERS FOR YOU AND YOUR HANDLER. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF YOUR COMMUNITY
MEET YOUR FELLOW K 9 OFFICERS AT RAINBOW BRIDGE .REST IN GODS ARMS.

MOTHER OF A DALLAS POLICEWOMAN LINDA KEM
None

September 10, 2021

Rest in Peace K9 Byrd. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the handler and the Texas Highway Patrol.

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

September 8, 2021

I am sad to learn of the passing of a Hero in K9 Byrd. 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 Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas.

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

September 8, 2021

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