Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

K9 Maya

West Jordan Police Department, Utah

End of Watch Thursday, February 17, 2022

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Reflections for K9 Maya

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

Thank your for your service K-9 Maya. Enjoy eternity on the other side of that rainbow bridge.

Captain T. Holland
Cherokee County Sheriff's Office

March 9, 2022

I study Criminal Justice 2 at Grundy County Vocational Center in Morris, IL. Our instructor, Brent Dite, a former Morris Chief of Police, has assigned us to do a project over officers that have fallen in the line of duty. I specifically choose to do my project over a fallen K-9 in the line of duty. I am very interested in workings dogs and it just breaks my heart to see not only officers that have lost their lives in the line of duty but our little four-legged friends that have also done so. These dogs will give their handlers 100% of their effort 99.9% of the time and will do anything to protect them. It's very heartbreaking to hear this news, but Maya went down a fighter, doing what she loved. I give out my condolences to Maya and her family. Rest in peace Maya.

Robert Osborn
Grundy County Vocational Center

March 8, 2022

Rest in Peace Maya, good dog.

Carmello Anthony
First Sergeant in NukeTown lll

March 8, 2022

Maya, good girl. You rest now

Kylene Tanner
Cousin of Trooper Joseph Samuel Brumett III
End of watch 12/11/1992
Utah Highway Patrol

March 4, 2022

RIP K9 Maya. Thank you for your service to the citizens of West Jordan

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

March 4, 2022

Rest Now Maya

Officer Shannon Yates
Collins Police Department (MS)

March 3, 2022

K-9 Maya, such a spectacular beauty who paved the way for officers to perform their duties! Even though evil raised it's ugly hand against you, you carry on as a bright star lighting the heaven, never defeated. May God bless and protect your human partner as you are an inspiration and still a guardian by night, as you shine on above!

Susan King
Civilian Supporter

March 3, 2022

Oh little girl, there are so few of you on the force and your heart is no less fierce. There is a very special place for you. Your loss leaves a hole that is not easily filled.

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

February 27, 2022

Sending our deepest and most heartfelt condolences for your tragic loss.
Our sympathy to your handler and family.

Anne Hunsinger

February 26, 2022

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

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

February 25, 2022

I am sad to learn of the passing of a hero in K9 Maya. 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 West Jordan Police Department, Utah

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

February 25, 2022

On behalf of Session 72 from the Zone Five Academy in New York State, We send out our condolences to the friends and family of K9 Maya and the West Jordan Police Department.

Session 72
Zone Five

February 24, 2022

This was so sad to read I'm sorry for the loss of K-9 Deputy Maya so young and beautiful ❤️ rest easy hero....

Valerie Georgia resident

February 23, 2022

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office offers our condolences to your department on the loss of K9 Maya, whose selfless acts in the line of duty saved lives! All of us, especially our K9 division, recognize the important service provided by police K9 partners, and honor her ultimate sacrifice in serving your community.

Liane Johnson, #53-66
Monroe County Sheriff's Office

February 23, 2022

RIP Maya

Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

February 21, 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 21, 2022

Rest In Peace! Thank You For Your Service!

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

February 19, 2022

Rest In Peace K9 Maya. You will never be forgotten by your handler who will always miss you and love you. My thoughts and prayers are with your handler.

Jill Bernasek

February 19, 2022

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 for the loss of one of our nation’s law enforcement K9 partners, 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.

“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
Christian Chaplain Ministry
Merrimack, NH 03054

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

February 19, 2022



February 18, 2022

Good dog, Maya

Sergeant Mike O'Connor
Branford CT PD

February 18, 2022

Rest in Peace

Correctional Officer Sergeant Dehaven Mu
Florida Department of Corrections

February 18, 2022

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