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K9 Figo

Georgia State Patrol, Georgia

End of Watch Friday, October 7, 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

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

October 30, 2022

K9 Figo, Faithful to the last split-second, you never hesitated to do your job. I pray the day will come soon when ALL officers will be vindicated and that the evildoers will receive a death sentence on scene or in court in exchange for taking the life of ANY officer.
The Lord sent you on a mission that you completed in perfection. May He give your partner rest and peace knowing that you are recognized by God Himself as the true hero you are!

Susan King
Civilian Supporter, Michigan

October 22, 2022

He was a sweet boy and reminds me of my german shepherds. He died protecting police and people. He's a hero. If i could i would play with his ears. God bless. all dogs go to heaven but especially him.

Matt Davis
None

October 17, 2022

Rest in Peace K9 Figo. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the handler and the Georgia State Patrol.

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

October 15, 2022

I pray that figo finds a special place in heaven. He was a hero to the police department as well as to the community. His loyalty and talent in catching criminals was seamless. Figo protected all. His devotion reflects the handler’s courage and dedication. God Bless

Michele Watson

Retired
Part of community

October 14, 2022

Rest In Peace K9 Figo. Cross the

Tracey L Schriner
Civilian Retiree

October 14, 2022

RIP Figo

Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

October 13, 2022

I am sad to learn of the passing of a hero in K9 Figo. 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 Georgia State Patrol, Georgia.

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

October 11, 2022

RIP k9 Figo You will always be a Hero.

Nate Cesario

October 10, 2022

Fly with the angels K9 Figo into God’s loving arms. Thank you for your service. You are a good boy. ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Ana Maria Cerrudo, Canine Rescuer
Dog Lover

October 10, 2022

Rest In Peace! Thank You For Your Service!

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

October 9, 2022

God speed over the rainbow bridge. May your afterlife be filled with Kongs and tug toys.

Detective Oliver Worley
Highlands County Sheriff’s Office

October 8, 2022

Rest now hero..

Sergeant R Tackett
Somc Security

October 8, 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]

“And ALL flesh shall see the salvation of God.” [Luke 3:6 ESV]

“For NOT ALL flesh is the same, but there is one kind for humans, another for animals, another for birds, and another for fish.” [1 Corinthians 15:39 ESV]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, NCCA
Fellowship of Christian Peace Officers - USA

October 8, 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

October 8, 2022

K9 Figo, thank you for your brave service. A innocent animal should not have to die because of some evil soul.

NoRank. Anomyo Anomynous
Not a cop

October 8, 2022

Rest Now FIGO

Officer Shannon Yates
Collins Police Department (MS)

October 8, 2022

K9 Figo 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

October 8, 2022

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