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K9 Mina

United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government

End of Watch Monday, May 2, 2022

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Reflections for K9 Mina

A hero. Rest in Peace.

Captain Bernard Flint
Department of Defense Police Division

June 28, 2022

Rest in Peace K9 Mina. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the handler and the US Department of Homeland Security-Customs and Border Protection.

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

June 16, 2022

K9 Mina 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

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

May 31, 2022

I am sad to learn of the passing of a hero in K9 MinaI 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 United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government.

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

May 31, 2022

May God watch over you and I’d like to thank you for your service. You are a brave K9 and it’s terrible that you lost your life in this manner. To your partner, always know your loving partner is in our hearts and mind. So sad. You are blessed and now with all the other brave K9’s that have given their lives for all of us. You are missed and always will with us.

State Traffic Officer 7185.
California Highway Patrol & US Marine

May 30, 2022

RIP K9 Mina. Thank you for your service

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

May 26, 2022

PRAYERS FOR YOU AND YOUR HANDLER AND OUR FAMILY OF BLUE
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF YOUR COMMUNITY. ANOTHER K9 OFFICER TAKEN TO SOON
MEET YOUR FELLOW K9 OFFICERS AT RAINBOW BRIDGE
ALL K9 OFFICERS DO GO TO HEAVEN
REST IN GODS ARMS.

MOTHER OF A DALLAS POLICEWOMAN LINDA KE

May 21, 2022

PRAYERS FOR YOU AND YOUR HANDLER AND OUR FAMILY OF BLUE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF YOUR COMMUNITY. ANOTHER K 9 OFFICER TAKEN TO SOON. ALL K9 OFFICERS DO GO TO HEAVEN.MEET YOUR FELLOW K9 OFFICERS AT RAINBOW BRIDGE. REST IN GODS ARMS.

MOTHER OF A DALLAS POLICEWOMAN LINDA KE

May 21, 2022

Lord, comfort Mina’s pack as they mourn her absence. We know you have welcomed her into Your loving arms. “We’ll done, good and faithful servant,” Matthew 25:23.

Catherine L Betts
Civilian supporter

May 20, 2022

RIP Mina

Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

May 20, 2022

K9 Mina will always be remembered. Rest In Peace beautiful girl.

Jill Bernasek

May 19, 2022

Dear Mina, your beautiful, regal face shows a determination that never, ever gave up. Surely you and your partnered suffered days of literal blood, sweat and tears doing such a tough job. Your efforts and service will never be forgotten. Certainly you saved your partner from being bitten by an unseen enemy,
May God remove the venom of pain in his heart and replace it with happy and loving memories of you and your greatness as a team.

Susan King
Civilian Supporter, Michigan

May 19, 2022

Lord God of unfailing love, to those families of our beloved nation, the United States of America, 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, DDiv, MBS, NCCA, FCPO-USA
Ordained / Licensed Independent Christian Global Outreach Clergy
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
Merrimack, NH 03054

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

May 19, 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 Mina and United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection.

Recruit, M. Gootz
Zone Five

May 19, 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

May 19, 2022

K9 Mina cross over the Rainbow Bridge and enjoy running and playing with the other fallen heroes who gave their lives to save officers and the public.

Private Citizen Kathryn Felts
Mother of & Family Member of Law Enforcement

May 18, 2022

RIP sweet girl

JJ
DHS

May 18, 2022

Rest in peace Mina

FF Tyler Hargrave
North Whidbey Fire and Rescue

May 18, 2022

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