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K9 Drago

Columbia County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Wednesday, June 15, 2022

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Reflections for K9 Drago

RIP K9 Officer Drago. Thank you for your service to the citizens of Columbia County

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

July 2, 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
© Pending

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept.
Columbia, SC

July 1, 2022

A hero. Rest in Peace.

Captain Bernard Flint
Department of Defense Police Division

June 28, 2022

Thank you for your service K 9 Drago. God bless you. Prayer's for your partner and your department. Cross that rainbow bridge and run free

Lancaster police department

June 27, 2022

I am sad to learn of the passing of a hero in K9 Drago. 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 Columbia County Sheriff's Office, Florida

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

June 24, 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 Drago and Columbia County Sheriff's Office.

Recruit, M. Gootz
Zone Five

June 24, 2022

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

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

June 23, 2022

God Bless Drago. Your service will always be remembered. To the deputy who lost his beloved partner, I understand your loss as I lost my beloved K9 partner Tessa 7-7-21 from cancer. I think of her every day and I know she is above and will be welcoming Drago with a tiny tail wag like she always did when I came in the room. God Bless you and God bless Drago .

State Traffic Officer 7185.
California Highway Patrol & US Marine

June 23, 2022

So sad boys please take care of your partners

Deputy fire marshal Larry Ingram
Hood co FM office

June 23, 2022

K9 Drago 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

June 23, 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 grieving yet grateful 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

June 23, 2022



June 23, 2022

RIP Drago

Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

June 23, 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 Clergy
Christian Law Enforcement Prayer Chaplain

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

June 23, 2022

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