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K9 Graffit

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

End of Watch Monday, February 13, 2023

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Reflections for K9 Graffit

TY beautiful gsd K9 Officer Graffit died a hero on his EOW is one of my 2 fav doG breeds, 2nd only to my APBT Duke I lost in 2019 who was my civilian doG HERO who saved my life twice!❤️

Civilian brother of Police Officer William "Billy" Cohan.

September 26, 2023

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office offers our condolences to your department on the loss of K9 Graffit, whose selfless action in the line of duty saved lives! All of us, especially our K9 division, recognize the important service provided by police K9 partners, and we honor his ultimate sacrifice in serving your community.

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

June 9, 2023

Rest in peace Graffit. Thank you for valor and sacrifice.

David Sheetz
Houston Police Dept.

March 2, 2023

The First & The Last

The first to sense the hostility of a suspect,
The first to react to protect his master,
The first to enter where danger lurks,
The first to detect the hidden intruder.
The first to take action against violence.
The first to sense his master’s joy.
The first to know his master’s sorrow or fear.
The first to give his life in defense of his master.
The last to be forgotten by those who work with others like him.
They know him as a “Partner”, not just an animal.

- Author unknown -

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

February 19, 2023

I am sad to learn of the passing of a hero in K9 Graffit. 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 Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Colorado.

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

February 18, 2023

Rest in Peace K9 Graffit. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the handler and Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

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

February 17, 2023

RIP K9 Graffit. Thank you for your service to the citizens of Jefferson County

Lieutenant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police
Boston, Ma. 02120

February 17, 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
Richland County Sheriff’s Department (Retired)
December 16, 2017
© Pending

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

February 16, 2023

RIP Graffit

Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service (Retired)

February 15, 2023

My condolences to Graffit's handler on the loss of a friend and co-worker. Thankfully all the officers were unharmed. Stay safe.

Sgt. James Mair
Los Angeles Sheriff Dept- Denver Police Dept (Ret.)

February 15, 2023

A brother has lost his friend and his shield, Heaven has gained a guardian. Your spirit will continue to ride at your partners side never to be forgotten. Until Valhalla

SSG. C. Clemons

February 14, 2023

We are so sorry for the loss of K9 Graffit. Our hearts go out to his handler, his family and his entire department. Heaven has a new four-legged angel to watch and guard you from above.

Brian & Betsy Zielinski
Michigan War Dog Memorial K9 Salute Team Members

February 14, 2023

Rest easy War Dog.
Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Eric Kuhns
Independent Contractor

February 14, 2023

K9 Graffit, You are another pearl in the bond of precious souls who connect across the heavenly skies to form God's beautiful string of heroes. Each time a precious being like yourself is harmed by evil, another crack is in my (our) heart. But, the good you did, by saving your partner and team members from harm, will stand for all eternity. The eagerness in you to go forward and support, guide and protect your partner was placed there by God and He chose you knowing that you would never back down. May He grant your partner and fellow officers peace and comfort, knowing that you were chosen for a specific moment in time - a second more or a second less would have been a bullet for your partner, but you took it for him. You have a very honored place over the Rainbow Bridge reserved for heroes. May you rest in beauty, comfort and peace.

Susan King
Civilian Supporter, Michigan

February 14, 2023

Rest In Peace! Thank You For Your Service!

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Pedro Rodrigue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

February 14, 2023

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]

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

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, M.SBS, NCCA, FCPO-USA
Ordained Christian Global Outreach Minister No. 36526
Christian Chaplain Ministry
Merrimack, NH 03054

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

February 14, 2023

K9 Graffit 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

February 14, 2023

Rest in peace.


February 14, 2023

K9 Graffit
Thank you for saving my life. You lead the way putting yourself in between us and unknown danger. You did so without hesitation or regard for your own safety. Words cannot express how deeply I will miss you. I will cherish the times we had. Whether it was me, hopping in the bite suit and being a human sized chew toy for you, to actively pursing suspects. To be there with you at the end was truly an honor. You are a hero to us all and especially me. I owe you a debt that I will never be able to repay you. Rest easy now my dear friend. I love you.
We have the watch.

E.O.W 2/13/2023

Patrol Officer Chris Whyte
Golden Police Department

February 14, 2023

Good boy. You will be missed. Rest in peace puppers. Prayers to JCSO and the handler.

Donovan Eastman

February 14, 2023

Good dog, K9 Graffit

Sergean Mike O'Connor
Branford CT PD

February 14, 2023

RIP to man’s best friend.

SA S Bostic

February 14, 2023

Rest in peace my four legged friend. We have the watch from here. Shall we meet again. Thoughts and prayers for you, your handler and your department.

Officer Tommy Thomason
Oklahoma National Memorial Museum Security

February 14, 2023

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