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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

Rest in Peace, good and faithful servant.
God has already reserved a final resting place for our peacemakers.
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 guardian protection!

Our prayers to the family and department.

Charles F. Holloway, Jr.
Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association
Elizabethtown Police Department

November 12, 2021

K9 Byrd May God grant all involved with a speedy healing. K9 Byrd thank you for your Service to your Community and Department. Most of all thank you for your Ultimate Sacrifice in the Line of Duty. Brothers in Blue lets remember there are to many of our K9 Partners that are passing because of two things that can be fixed Heat Stroke while being left in cruisers and chocking. These K9's are left in vehilcles and we are relying on something mechanical. Well guess what they malfunction. These K9's should not be left in cars with the windows up at any point of a hot day. They should not be put away while they are hot they need to be cooled down naturally for about 15 minutes before being put into any vehicle. They should never go for longer than 15 minuets at any point without being check on. These K9's should be with their Partners on and off with all training or classes that you have. Please do not erase this post everyone needs to read. There is no disrespect ment in any way shape or form but these two things could be fixed on our ends. Thank you God Bless

Rudy Jones (Retired)
Former Reserve Sgt.Cuyahoga Falls OH Police Dept.

October 28, 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)

September 22, 2021

K-9 Byrd, You handsome hero! What a devastating lose to your Department and especially for your partner. What a REMARKABLE career you had - you gave your life in the line of duty and you certainly must be enjoying a huge heavenly reward. God gave you a special nose and talents and you used them to fulfill your mission completely. Awesome job, officer Byrd. Thank you.

Susan King
Civilian Supporter, Michigan

September 18, 2021

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



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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