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K9 Pepper

Greenville Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Wednesday, November 16, 2022

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Reflections for K9 Pepper

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

November 30, 2022

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

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

November 25, 2022

I am sad to learn of the passing of a hero in K9 K9 Pepper 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 Greenville Police Department, North Carolina

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

November 25, 2022

K-9 Pepper, You lived your ENTIRE life in service to others! Looking at your photo, we all see an extremely handsome guy eager to work, waiting to get into the "action", extremely motivated and yet just as ready to enjoy down-time with your partner, uplifting all who knew you. You saved the lives of all those training that day by being the first line of defense in those unforgiving woods. What a shock to lose you at such a young age. We ask God "Why ?" but obviously He wanted you home with Him. So ask Him to spread peace and comfort over your partner, family and department. You are indeed a hero!

Susan King
Civilian Supporter, Michigan

November 23, 2022

Rest in Peace K9 Pepper. Thoughts and prayers are with your handler and family.

S/A Jeff Kunz
ATF SRT K9/ K9 Nash

November 22, 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]

“Well done, good and faithful servant.” [Matthew 25:23 ESV]

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

November 22, 2022

Rest in Peace K9 Pepper
You Will be Missed
Fly High!!

Ashley
Civilian

November 21, 2022

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