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K9 Nitro II

York County Sheriff's Department, Nebraska

End of Watch Tuesday, February 8, 2022

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Reflections for K9 Nitro II

Today is Nitro’s one year anniversary since his passing, you are not forgotten K9 Hero Nitro

Supervisory Detection Enforcement Office

February 8, 2023

Rip k9 nitro, may you get all the pets and treats you deserve in the afterlife.

Civilian Riley Hartzell
High school student

October 9, 2022

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 1, 2022

Rest in peace girl. 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)

April 1, 2022

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

March 15, 2022

Rest in peace K9 Nitro. Thank you for your loyalty and service

Captain T. Holland
Cherokee County Sheriff's Office

March 9, 2022

am currently a student studying criminal justice at GAVC(Grundy area vocational center) where we had a assignment discussing the loss of the men,women and dogs that tragically lost their lives on the job. i have no idea how the families of these people would feel but my thoughts and prayers go out towards them

Nicholas paul Felty

March 9, 2022

RIP K9 Nitro II. Thank you for your service to the citizens of York County

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

March 4, 2022

K-9 Nitro, just saw this and cry out WHY? Only your Creator knows why He wanted you home so soon! Certainly your name was written in the stars way before this tragedy. May He bless and protect your human partner, who no doubt will mourn you until the day you are reunited!

Susan King
Civilian Supporter

March 3, 2022

Little Girl, didn't even get that long but I'm sure you were already one of the best. Tragedy.

J.R. Dispatcher PD/FD Roseville CA
Formerly of Sac PD (my heart is still with you)

February 27, 2022

Just breaks my ❤️she was just getting started so Young K-9 Nitro you go and rest easy Hero, Go and find K-9 Deputy Maya she is there waiting for you at the rainbow bridge, along with all of the other K-9 officers, K-9 deputies, K-9 troupers ETC........ keep each other company untill God reunites us all...., may their be to many tennis ball's and chew toys / YUMMY treats & bones to keep you busy untill then with love &Loyalty.R.I.P

Valerie Georgia resident & admirer
Your Admirer

February 23, 2022

Rest In Peace K9 Nitro. You will never be forgotten by all who know and love
you. My deepest sympathy to your handler who lost his best friend and partner.

Jill Bernasek

February 19, 2022

Rest In Peace Nitro II. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the handler and the York County Sheriff’s Office.

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

February 17, 2022

You have lost a best friend, a partner, a protector. Now heaven has another four legged angel on patrol. May K9 Nitro protect you, your family, and your department from above. Whenever you are missing your best friend, just look up and you will feel him in your heart. Please accept our sincere condolences on your loss.

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

February 15, 2022

Lord God of unfailing love, to those families of our beloved nation who are suffering in the wake of the loss of a Law Enforcement K-9 family member, help us to provide support. Allow us to be their rock and fortress in a time of immense pain and uncertainty. Help us to keep them safe and nourished in their time of grief, suffering beside them as we move toward healing and reconciliation. Lord God, in Your compassionate mercy, hear my prayer. Amen.

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” [Matthew 5:4]

Chaplain Steven Robert Closs, DDiv, MSBS, NCCA
Ordained / Licensed Independent Christian Clergy
Law Enforcement Chaplaincy Services
Merrimack, NH 03054

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

February 14, 2022

Such a terrible tragedy. Praying for all involved in this situation. May God surround all and bring only the peace He can give.

Wife of Lt. Kevin Clyde Mainhart EOW 5/11/2017

February 14, 2022

I am sad to learn of the passing of a hero in K9 Nitro II. 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 theYork County Sheriff's Department, Nebraska.

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

February 14, 2022

God bless this beautiful soul, our human species is so selfish, this k-9 should not have been lost. There's a special place for this k-9 soul in Heaven.

No rank, just a dog lover in grief.
No relationship, just a dog lover in grief.

February 12, 2022

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

February 12, 2022

Rest In Peace KP Nitro. Terrible way to die.

Kevin Farrell
Former Police Officer

February 12, 2022

I am so sorry for your loss and such a tragic and short life. Words cannot Express how much sorrow I feel for this poor dog who was a k9.

Civilian Lavinia Markel
Facebook reader

February 11, 2022

Sending my deepest and most heartfelt condolences for your tragic loss.
My sympathy to your handler and family.

Enid Rodríguez

February 11, 2022

RIP Nitro

Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

February 11, 2022

"Blessed are those who mourn. They will be comforted." [Matthew 5:4]

Minister Steven Robert Closs, DDiv, MSBS
Christian Global Outreach Minister, Merrimack NH

February 11, 2022

What a terrible loss. Thank you for your service Nitro, you will be missed. Deepest condolences to your handler and the York County Sheriff's Department.

Chad Leveritt / Chief of Police
Brazosport College Police Department

February 11, 2022

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