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K9 Ciro

Humphreys County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Thursday, March 3, 2022

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Reflections for K9 Ciro

Rest in Peace K9 Ciro. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the handler and the Humphreys County Sheriff’s Office.

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

May 3, 2022

Heartbreaking, why can’t handlers take their partners in with them.

Maria A, retired

April 29, 2022

Terrible accident. You will be missed and the loss is great.

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

April 22, 2022

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)

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

Terrible loss. So very sorry for you and your Handler. Rest in peace Ciro.

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

March 11, 2022

Rest in peace. We have the watch from here. Thoughts and prayers for you and your handler and department

SGT Tommy Thomason
Signal 88 Security

March 10, 2022

Rest in peace K9 Ciro! thank you for your service and dedication to your community.

Captain T. Holland
Cherokee County Sheriff's Office

March 9, 2022

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office offers our heartfelt sympathy to your department on the loss of K9 Ciro. All of us, especially our K9 division, recognize the important service provided by police K9 partners, and honor his ultimate sacrifice in serving your community.

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

March 9, 2022

Dearest Ciro, My husband is a firefighter/paramedic and my Mom's birthday is March 3rd. No amount of anger or deep hurt in MY heart (not even knowing you) or anyone's heart can bring you back. Every time I see the brightest star in the heavens, it will be a moment to dedicate to you. This pain will haunt many souls. Hard to trust God when He allows such seemingly aimless suffering to occur. But, He is still in control. May HE give your partner, Department and family comfort and peace.
Maybe this is be the turning point where no K-9 will be left behind to wait, but will always accompany his/her partner, unless utterly impossible. Hopefully, healing will begin.

Susan King
Civilian Supporter, Michigan

March 5, 2022

I am sad to learn of the passing of a hero in K9 Ciro. 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 Humphreys County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee.

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

March 5, 2022

RIP K9 Ciro. Thank you for your service to the citizens of Humphreys County

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

March 4, 2022



March 4, 2022

Rest In Peace to mans best friend

PO Daniel Staple

March 4, 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 Ciro and Humphreys County Sheriff's Office.

Session 72
Zone Five

March 4, 2022


So this is where we part, My Friend.
and you’ll run on, around the bend,
gone from sight , but not from mind,
new pleasures there you’ll surely find.

I will go on, I’ll find the strength,
life measures quality, not its length.

One long embrace before you leave,
share one last look, before I grieve.

There are others, that much is true,
but they are they, and they aren’t you.

And I, fair, impartial, or so I thought.
will remember well all you’ve taught.

Your place I’ll hold, you will be missed,
the fur I stroked, the nose i kissed.

And as you journey to your final rest,
take with you this… I Loved You Best.

Jim Willis, 2002

David R. DeSau
Patrol Sergeant (Retired)
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office
Newport, OR

March 4, 2022

Rest In Peace K9 Ciro. Thank you for your loyal and faithful service.

Sergeant Brandon Chaille
Webster County Sheriff’s Office (MS)

March 3, 2022

Ciro was an amazing K9 just like his handler Deputy Gary. The entire department was devastated when we received the news of this tragic accident.
Deputy Gary did everything in his power to get his partner out of the vehicle but unfortunately there was nothing he could do. I can not imagine what that felt like but I hope he knows that everyone in the department is praying for him and is just one phone call away.

SWAT JoeBlake Anderson
Humphreys County Sheriff’s Office

March 3, 2022

I don’t have words at the moment. I’ve followed that dog and his handler many times searching for armed suspects on tracks and clearing buildings. Always felt safe and confident knowing Ciro was there for all of us. Arriving on the scene this morning quickly became one of my worst days in this profession. Shawn I’m so sorry for your loss brother. We loved Ciro and we love you too. Lean on us where here to support you just like Ciro has us so many times in the past. God bless you both.

Captain Clay Anderson

March 3, 2022

Ciro was an amazing K9 as well as his handler. The whole department was devastated by this news today.

JoeBlake Anderson

March 3, 2022

RIP Ciro

Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

March 3, 2022

Rest Now Ciro

Officer Shannon Yates
Collins Police Department (MS)

March 3, 2022

Rest in peace.


March 3, 2022

no excuse for this terrible death.

Security Police Dwayne May

March 3, 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. In Christ Jesus, I pray. Amen.

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

Minister Steven Robert Closs, D.Div, M.S.B.S.
Ordained Independent Christian Clergy
Intercessory Prayer Minister
Merrimack, NH 03054

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

March 3, 2022

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