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K9 Lenin

Baytown Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, March 9, 2023

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Reflections for K9 Lenin

RIP Lenin

Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service (Retired)

March 19, 2023

K9 Lenin, It is more than puzzling why God would create such a beautiful canine as you, then, empower you with tremendous skill that easily surpassed any and all expectations, only to take you home too soon.
As you illuminate the heavens, whisper in your partner's ear that all is well. Shine down on your earthly department and family with comfort and peace. Let them know that there is a star with your name on it when they look up to the sky.

Susan King
Civilian Supporter, Michigan

March 16, 2023

So sad about Lenin. Such a beautiful dog and hero. Please RIP.

Patricia Markham

March 13, 2023

My heart breaks every time a K9 is killed but this one hurts a little extra. My K9 Dash was killed on 3/9/22. Prayers to the handler and his family we know far to well the toll it takes on them as well. Also, prayers to the department. If the handler needs an ear I’m available.

K9 Officer Jeff Schank
Shepherdsville Police, KY

March 12, 2023

Dear Chief of Police John Stringer:

Our family wishes to extend to all the members of the Baytown Police Department our deepest sympathy for the loss of K9 Lenin. Sometimes there are no words to express the feelings of the heart.

Rest assured, one more star will rise in the sky tonight.

Please share this letter with K9 Lenins’ handler.

Retired Chief of Police Don "Boots" Jens
Town of East Troy Police Department, East Troy, WI

March 12, 2023

We’ve owned 5 German Shepherds, all gifts from God. Best dogs ever, and unbelievable dedication. My heart goes out to Lenin’s owner(s) and partner. Impossible to replace, and forever in our minds. God bless.

Kurt Litvin
Shepherd owner

March 11, 2023

I am sad to learn of the passing of a hero in K9 Lenin. 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 Baytown Police Department, Texas.

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

March 11, 2023

God Bless you brave puppy. So sad that you had such a short but proud and dedicated life. Please say hi to my love Tessa C7185 who went to heaven on July 7, 2021. She will love to see you and play ball with you. Say hi to my love when you meet her and tell her Daddy loves and misses her very much. God bless you and your partner for his loss. You and Tessa are so missed.

State Traffic Officer 7185 Mike Becze
California Highway Patrol & US Marine

March 11, 2023

K9 Lenin 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

March 11, 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]

“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, M.SBS, NCCA, FCPO-USA
Ordained Christian Global Outreach Minister No. 36526
Christian Law Enforcement Chaplaincy Services
Merrimack, NH 03054

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

March 10, 2023

Condolences on the loss of K9 Lenin. K9 Lenin’s family will be in my thoughts and prayers during your time of grief. Thank you K9 Lenin for your service. Rest In Peace.

Civilian Dee Beltz

March 10, 2023

We will miss you. And you will always be remembered.

Sgt Juan Reyes
Baytown Police Department

March 10, 2023

God Bless this canine hero as he crosses the Rainbow Bridge. He has earned his eternal glory as he has served his country well. RIP

Wife of LEO in Taunton,Ma Colleen Chreti
Wife of LEO, Taunton,Mass

March 10, 2023

A k-9 goes and we all remember. Thank you for your service from Florida.

Civilian Kevin Thomas

March 10, 2023

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