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K9 Blue

Niceville Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Sunday, August 7, 2022

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Reflections for K9 Blue

RIP Blue

Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

August 31, 2022

K-9 Blue, every paw print of yours was walked on this earth in the name of justice, honor and service. You died a hero, having given your life to serve your partner, department and community. There is no way to understand this senseless loss, only to find a way to accept that you are now among the other greats who have crossed the Rainbow Bridge in the line of duty. May God grant your partner comfort and the ability to grieve and may He touch his heart with a message letting him know that you are at peace and rest.

Susan King
Civilian Supporter, Michigan

August 25, 2022

So very sorry to hear about Blue's death.

Commander Tom Conley (Ret.)
U.S. Navy Police

August 21, 2022

we miss you blue

Colton Gungl

August 16, 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
Richland County Sheriff’s Department (Retired)
December 16, 2017
© Pending

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

August 13, 2022

RIP K9 Blue. Thank you for your service to the community of Niceville

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 Blue. All of us, especially our K9 division, recognize the important service provided by police K9 partners. We honor K9 Blue's ultimate sacrifice and mourn his untimely passing, in service to your community.

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

August 12, 2022

I am sad to learn of the passing of a hero in K9 Blue. 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 Niceville Police Department, Florida

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

August 11, 2022

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

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

August 10, 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
Intercessor for America’s Law Enforcement Officers Chaplaincy
Merrimack, NH 03054

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

August 9, 2022

My heart breaks for Sgt. Ritcheson and all of Niceville Police Departmemt. May you Rest In Peace, Blue.

Lieutenant S. Marlow
Fort Walton Beach Police Dept.

August 9, 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

August 9, 2022

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