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K9 Jinx

El Paso County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

End of Watch Monday, April 11, 2022

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Reflections for K9 Jinx

I did a google search of Jinx, as I am having a hard day with missing him. It has been 7 months since we lost our sweet boy and the pain is ever so raw, like it was yesterday. Coming across this site and reading all the kind reflections, brought me a bit of comfort, even though I cried reading them all. I'm not sure if any of you will see this, but I want to say THANK YOU for taking the time to leave kind words and prayers for our family. We miss our Jinx so much and we are doing all we can to keep his memory alive. He was the bestest boy and a true hero!!!

Jinx's mom,

Julie Hancock

November 15, 2022

K9 Jinx Thank you for your Brave Service and your Ultimate Sacrifice in the Line of Duty. May God grant your Partner,family and friends with a speedy healing.

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

June 6, 2022

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

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

May 3, 2022

We are so sorry to hear of Jinx's passing. Our condolences to everyone at the El Paso County Sheriff's Office.

Assistant Supv Patricia Larr
Orange County Sheriff's Office(FL)/Communications

April 24, 2022

I am sad to learn of the passing of a hero in K9 Jinx. 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 El Paso County Sheriff's Office, Colorado.

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

April 23, 2022

Little Buddy, true to the end. Thanks for keeping your people safe, I know you will be missed.

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

April 22, 2022

RIP Jinx, the brightest stars shine the briefest. You made the ultimate sacrifice. Deepest condolences to Jinx' family, friends, and community.

J. Moen (former ACO)

April 20, 2022

RIP K9 Jinx. Thank you for your service to the citizens of El Paso County

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

April 20, 2022

We are all so sorry for your loss. God holds K9 JINX , may all find peace

Anne Hunsinger

April 14, 2022

Be at peace K-9 Jinx. My condolences to handler and department.

Tracy Klett - U.S. Citizen

April 14, 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

April 14, 2022

This incident brings tears to my eyes! This is so sad and so wrong! This brave dog deserves a hero's funeral just like any other law enforcement officer. When the losers of our society start killing dogs, there is no hope left. The loser who shot this dog will rot in hell. I'm choking up just writing this. God bless the handler who lost his partner. May this dog rest in peace knowing he did his duty honorably and bravely.

MSgt Thomas W Canfield, Retired
USAF Law Enforcement, Retired

April 14, 2022

Faithful partner and protector, you will be sorely missed. Thank you for your service to our community and love for your family in grey.

Rest In Peace, Jinx. We’ll take the watch from here.

CMDR Mitch Mihalko
El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

April 14, 2022

K-9 Jinx, One look into those beautiful, dazzling eyes and the story is told. You were totally dedicated to the job at hand and completely loyal to your partner. Such determination, intelligence and eagerness defy understanding. You were "the full package" - everything needed to be the perfect K-9.
May you enjoy your reward in Heaven with your fellow troopers. May God comfort your partner, family & department knowing that you are fine and you will some day be united again!

Susan King
Civilian Supporter, Michigan

April 13, 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 ESV]

Chaplain Steven Robert Closs, D.Div., NCCA, M.S.B.S.
Ordained / Licensed Independent Christian Global Outreach Minister
Ministry: Fellowship of Christian Peace Officers - USA
Merrimack, NH 03054

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

April 13, 2022

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

~Sheriff Brad Swain, deputies & staff

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

April 13, 2022

On behalf of Session 73 from the Zone Five Academy in New York State, We send out our condolences to the friends and family of K9 Jinx and the El Paso County Sheriff's Office.

Recruit, M. Gootz
Zone Five

April 13, 2022

Rest in Peace, good and faithful servant.
God has already reserved a final resting place for our peacemakers.
Please continue your careful and vigilant 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

April 12, 2022

Rest In Peace Jinx. You were the goodest boy & protected your humans.

Sergeant - EPSO Patrol
El Paso County (CO) Sheriff’s Office

April 12, 2022

Rest In Peace! Thank You For Your Service!

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

April 12, 2022

Rest In Peace K9 Jinx. You will be missed by your handler and all who love you. My deepest and heartfelt sympathy to your handler.

Jill Bernasek

April 12, 2022

RIP Jinx

Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

April 12, 2022


Deputy Sheriff V. Ruffin

April 12, 2022

You are a true hero K-9 Jinx. Rest In Peace ! You have paid the ultimate sacrifice, we will carry it from here. You can now patrol the golden streets of heaven. I pray for your partner and their family. May God give peace and comfort to your brothers and sisters in blue. You will be missed

SGT S. Hejazi
Howard County Police Department , Maryland

April 12, 2022

You will be missed and remembered for eternity. Thank you for your service Jinx. Good boy.

Donovan Eastman

April 12, 2022

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