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K9 Raiden

Tomah Police Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch Monday, March 4, 2024

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Reflections for K9 Raiden

Godspeed Raiden, we have your partner, department and community in our hearts and prayers. You will forever be missed but never forgotten. Godspeed hero.

Bernadene Loemker, Director
Running 4 Heroes

April 18, 2024

Godspeed K9 Raiden. Our people owe you a debt that can never be repaid. You gave us more in your short years, than we could ever return & certainly you paid with your life. Our 4 legged heroes are an amazing asset to our PDs & SOs and not enough is given to ensure their care in emergencies & in their retirement. Please, contact your State Reps & ask that they pass laws like Neros Law & Dakotas Law, In Massachusetts *(See the film, "Healing Dakota).
My prayers to his handler& the PD who lost this beautiful soul. My heart stands with you everyday.

Terie Michon, Daughter of Sheriffs Deputy Norman Merkle, Double Purple Heart Recipient & Local Hero. He recently passed from Parkinsons Disease

April 1, 2024

RIP Raiden

Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service (Retired)

April 1, 2024

K9 Raiden, you are were an amazing dog. You have crossed the Rainbow bridge and get to be with all the other K9’s that got there life taken from crashes, shootings, etc. The Tomah Police Department misses you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your handler. Rest In Peace K9 Raiden

Madison Schmidt
Daughter of retired police officer

March 22, 2024

Rest. In. Peace. K9 Raiden
you will be missed
For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.
- Romans 13:4

Sean Kahle

March 20, 2024

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

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

March 18, 2024

K9 Raiden, one second more or less and things would have been different. We will never, ever understand why God allowed that vehicle to be where you were at the exact moment. Your incredible handsomeness is surely a joy for the angels to gaze upon. Coupled with your determination, energy and intensity, you are among the other K9 heroes who are greeting you in Heaven. When your partner sees an unusually bright star in the night, let him know that it is your star, placed there by God Himself. May He pour down blessings, peace and comfort to your partner, your family and department.

Susan King
Civilian Supporter, Michigan

March 16, 2024

Dear Chief of Police Scott Holum:

I was deeply saddened to hear about the loss of Police K-9 Raiden, your loyal and brave canine. I can only imagine how difficult this time must be for you and your fellow officers at the Tomah Police Department. Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the passing of your esteemed K-9 Raiden.

It is evident that Police K-9 Raiden was not just a highly trained member of your team but also a beloved companion and a true asset to the community. The dedication and commitment of both the K-9 and their handler are evident in the invaluable services they provide, from tracking down suspects to detecting dangerous substances.

The bond between a Police K-9 and their handler is unparalleled, built on trust, loyalty, and mutual respect. Losing a K-9 partner is like losing a member of the family, and I can only imagine the sense of loss and grief the handler must be experiencing. Please know that you and your fellow officers are in my thoughts during this challenging time.

Police K-9 Raiden has left a lasting impact on the community through exceptional service and unwavering dedication. Bravery in the face of danger and commitment to ensuring public safety are commendable and greatly appreciated.

As you and your colleagues mourn the loss of Police K-9 Raiden, please remember that you are not alone. The community stands with you, grateful for the sacrifices you make daily to protect and serve.

Having served as a Law Enforcement Professional for 44+ years, and as a law enforcement family, if there is anything we can do to offer support or assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out.

May the memories of Police K-9 Raiden and the legacy left behind provide you with comfort and strength during this tough time. Police K-9 Raiden’s service will not be forgotten, and Police K-9 Raiden’s impact on the community will continue to be felt for years to come.

With deepest sympathy,

Don P. Jensen Sr. - PM, PP, PGP, DrE
Chief of Police (retired)

March 15, 2024

I am sad to learn of the passing of a hero in K9 Raiden, 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 Tomah Police Department, Wisconsin

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

March 14, 2024

RIP K9 Raiden. Thank you for your service to the citizens of Tomah and Monroe County

Lieutenant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police
Boston, Ma. 02120

March 13, 2024

Good dog Raiden. Freetime.

Sergeant (Retired) Mike O'Connor
Branford CT PD

March 12, 2024

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 Partner and 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, hear my prayer! In Christ Jesus' mighty and holy name, and by His authority, I pray. Amen.

Jesus promised during His Sermon on the Mount: "Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted." (Matthew 5:4 CSB)

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DDiv, MSBS, NCCA
Ordained/Licensed/Certified Independent Christian Clergy
Member: Fellowship of Christian Peace Officers - USA

Captain Steven R. Closs (Retired)
Nashua NH Police Department (1974-1998)

March 12, 2024

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