Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

K9 Rivan

Virginia Department of Corrections, Virginia

End of Watch Tuesday, April 2, 2024

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Reflections for K9 Rivan

K9 Rivan,

You served well. You died doing what you did best, trying to help your handler.

Chief Doug Storie (Retired)

May 18, 2024

K9 Rivan. You served well. The Rainbow Bridge is waiting for you. You are a hero

Security officer. Retired Deborah Suter

May 1, 2024

Rest In Peace! Thank You For Your Service!

Pedro Rodriguez; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvani
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

May 1, 2024

I'm so sorry. Rivan is beautiful pup. May you run free and happy over the rainbow bridge

Ret NYPD Police Officer Susan Cottingham

May 1, 2024

Only the goodest boys are called protectors. Thank you Rivan.

. Isacc Solis

May 1, 2024

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

April 25, 2024

God Bless you Brave Warrior.

Sergeant Kevin Waters
Indiana State Police

April 24, 2024

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April 24, 2024

Peace and strength to K9 Rivan's Partner and the entire Virginia Department of Corrections family for the loss of this Good Dog.

Patrol Officer, Robert Kelly
Macalester College Department of Public Safety

April 22, 2024

Condolences to his family

Carson loveless

April 19, 2024

Godspeed Rivan, 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

Thank you for your service, We will never forget you


Cadet Elyjah Squires
Edgewood Police Department

April 18, 2024

RIP K9 Rivan. Thank you for your service to the state of Virginia

Lieutenant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police
Boston, Ma. 02120

April 18, 2024

Sad news, and may you cross that beautiful rainbow bridge Rivan. Today, several people are alive because of your heroic and selfless actions. Rest Easy baby.... F. Knoll, Jr (DRPD, Ret. Chief)

Frederick Knoll Jr (Ret. Chief)

April 15, 2024

K9 Rivan,
You are an amazing dog, you are missed by the Virginia department of corrections. Our thoughts and prayers are for your handler, family, and Virginia department of corrections. It’s so sad to hear that you have crossed the rainbow bridge. Thank you for your service.
R.I.P K9 Rivan

Madison Schmidt
Daughter of retired police officer

April 15, 2024

Rest in Peace K9 Rivan. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the handler and the Virginia Department of Corrections.

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

April 14, 2024

Heaven has a new four-legged angel on duty. Thank you K9 Rivan for your service. Please keep your partner and your entire department safe from above.

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

April 11, 2024

Wow, what an impressive pedigree of service. K9 Rivan was obviously born and bred to be the HERO he was... it was in his DNA! His duty, actions and ultimate sacrifice on that fateful day (no doubt) saved several human lives. We mourn his loss along with your agency.

Rest easy, K9 Rivan...

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

April 11, 2024

To lose one of our own is never acceptable, to lose a K9 CO is even harder.

May CO Fields recover swiftly from her ordeal and be surrounded by the comfort knowing her partner, CO K9 Rivan is being loved on and comforted by our Father God.

CO Rivan will be sorely missed and never forgotten. His Service and dedication to the DOC will be honored forever.

CO Rivan, you came from a proud lineage of public service, showing the world how strong you were.
God had a special place in his heart when creating you; He simply reversed his name and gave it to you, "Dog, his name will be, and this one is special to me and my creations.." and
Dog came into being with courage and honor - they were created just for you and me. Faithful dedication these animals have forever given to us since.
Sir, you are missed and forever loved. Thank you for all you have done, and for the Love, Valor, Commitment and Sacrifice you gave.

Sgt. S. Willis, CO II

April 11, 2024

GOD Bless And Keep You Hero

MDS. Rich Reeves (Retired) Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office

April 9, 2024

Rivian was not just a animal, the dog was a true member of the force, long live rivian your service will never be forgotten

Carson Murphy

April 8, 2024

K9 Rivan, This is outrageous. To lose your life at the hands of evildoers, even as your partner put himself in mortal danger trying to save one, is beyond comprehension. Maybe one day my anger (and that of others) will be quelled when we understand why God allowed this heinous, vicious crime. May God walk with your partner, team and family, pouring out comfort and rest. May they absorb His peace and put all thoughts in His hands. No doubt, your K9 family joyfully greeted you as your crossed the Rainbow Bridge! Now you can run, rest and play in eternal peace.

Susan King
Civilian Supporter, Michigan

April 7, 2024

RIP K9 Rivan. Your bravery has touched my heart all the way across the world in Western Australia. Condolences to your handler. I hope justice is served.

Sue Wester
Private Citizen

April 6, 2024

Rest in Peace K9 Rivan. Prayers for your Handlers and family.

Lori Wise
Private Citizen

April 5, 2024

Man’s best friends and most loyal protector to the end. Rest in peace to our four-legged brother.

Detective Dan Staple
NYPD/Brotherhood for The Fallen NYC

April 5, 2024

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