Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

K9 Jack

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, December 22, 2022

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Reflections for K9 Jack

I have worked with K9's in the private sector. These dogs are loyal, courageous,
and loving to their human counterparts. I remember getting weak in my knees
as I watched a caring veternarian here in Texas help Levi and Gracie Lou leave this
life as cancer was ravaging their bodies. I lost a piece of myself both times. I believe
that God allows such loyal copanions to enter the gates of Heaven itself, and can only
hope that I will deserve my own entrance as much as these two did.

Richard Ford
Private sector

January 18, 2023

May God bless you for your devotion and courage, K9 Jack.

sally mitlas

January 15, 2023

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

January 8, 2023

RIP Jack

Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service (Retired)

January 4, 2023

Hi Jack I hope your afterlife is the Greatest of all!! God needs all angels human and animal!! Thank you for your service, you were a Beautiful Creature on Earth and you can now spread your wings to protect us all!! God Bless all service men and woman and their K9 buddies.

S.Koehler
Kentucky

January 3, 2023

Hi jack, you were always a good boy and I hope you're having a great time up there! thank you for your service so so so much we love you and wish you the best afterlife you could get.

Kailee, civilian
North Jersey

January 3, 2023

Rest in peace Jack.
You were beautiful.

John Doty
Forever grateful for your service
Former Murrieta Police Reserve Officer
Nevada DMV Vehicle Appraiser

December 30, 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
Christian Chaplain Ministry - Merrimack, NH

December 26, 2022

RIP K9 Jack. Thank you for your service

Lieutenant Darren WeisseTufts University PoliceBoston, Ma. 02120

December 26, 2022

Rest In Peace! Thank You For Your Service!

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

December 25, 2022

Rest in Peace K9 Jack. Thank you for your service. MY thoughts and prayers are with the handler and the LA County Sheriff's Department.

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

December 25, 2022

I am sad to learn of the passing of a hero in K9 Jack. 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 Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California.

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

December 24, 2022

I am so sorry for the loss of K-9 Deputy Jack. The general public does not understand the unflinching commitment these 4-legged officers give and have. I am sure he obeyed his orders and charged the suspect without hesitation. I pray we at least gave and are giving them the same amount of protection (i.e. bullet proof vests min.) as their human counterparts. It seems like it should be a "given" city or county expense.

Please let me know where I can donate to the fund to make sure all out 4 legged officers have the gear needed to be protected. And, please make it public so other civilians know where to donate in Jack's name. Thank you and sending healing prayers to all who feel the loss of Jack

Sandy Roberts
Wife of Retired Capt. Fred Roberts of Santa Monica Fire Dept.

December 24, 2022

Thank you K9 Jack, your fearless dedication saved human lives. Your people love you and we all thank you for hour service!

Florida Highway Patrol
Sergeant of the Patrol (Retired)
Darren Williamson

December 24, 2022

Rest in peace.

J.R.

December 23, 2022

K-9 Jack, Your heroism comes at too much of a sacrifice. You gave your precious life fully devoted to serving. Your bold career still does not show your naive and endless pure love for your partner and your department. Your devotion, dedication and pure determination show the real you - a gift from God to protect mankind. May you receive the great reward you deserve. And, as you bask in Heaven, ask God to provide peace and comfort to your partner, fellow officers and family.

Susan King
Civilian Supporter, Michigan

December 23, 2022

God speed to him over the rainbow bridge. May have the rest of his days filled with Kong balls and jute sleeve.

Detective Oliver Worley
Highlands County Sheriff’s Office

December 23, 2022

K9 Jack 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

December 23, 2022

Good boy Jack. Thank you.

Sergeant Michael Montgomery
Nether Providence Township police

December 23, 2022

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