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K9 Max

Lake Wales Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Wednesday, August 3, 2022

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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

August 13, 2022

RIP K9 Max. Thank you for your service to the community in Lake Wales

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

August 13, 2022

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office offers our condolences to your department on the loss of K9 Max, 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 his ultimate sacrifice in serving your community.

Liane Johnson, #53-66
Monroe County Sheriff's Office
Indiana
U.S.A.

August 12, 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, 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

August 9, 2022

Rest In Peace, K9 Max. Lord bless the officers who defended your honor.

RN Helene Burns
LEO spouse, LE volunteer

August 9, 2022

Rest in Peace K9 Max. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the handler and the Lake Wales Police Department.

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

August 6, 2022

Sorry to hear of the loss of K9 Max. Too many people do not realize these beautiful creatures will willingly die to protect their fellow officers. Glad to see his fellow (human) officers considered him as one of them and returned fire at the suspect.

Me ex husband always said domestic violence calls were the ones he hated the most because you never know what the injured party is going to do when you arrest the suspect.

Faye Reynolds
None

August 6, 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 in the Line-of-Duty, 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 R. Closs, DDiv, MSBS, NCCA, FCPO-USA, IFA
Ordained / Licensed Independent Outreach Christian Clergy
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
Merrimack, NH 03054

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

August 6, 2022

R.I.P. K9 Max. We will honor your memory.

Deputy Police Chief Jeff Young
Lake Stevens P.D.

August 5, 2022

I am sad to learn of the passing of a hero in K9 Max. 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 Lake Wales Police Department, Florida.

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

August 5, 2022

Thank you K9 Max for your service and sacrifice in keeping your community a little bit safer. My thoughts and prayers are with your handler and law enforcement family. God gained another HERO!

Tonya LaFarr
Law Enforcement Supporter

August 5, 2022

Rest In Peace! Thank You For Your Service!

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

August 5, 2022

RIP warrior.

Patrol Officer Val Tang
Pasadena Police Department K9 Unit/Retired

August 5, 2022

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