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K9 Coba

South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, South Carolina

End of Watch Tuesday, June 11, 2024

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Reflections for K9 Coba

RIP K9 Coba. Thank you for your service to the citizens of South Carolina

Lieutenant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police
Boston, Ma. 02120

June 24, 2024

K9 Coba is the new four-legged angel patrolling the gates of Heaven. Keep your partner, your family and your department safe from above.

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

June 19, 2024

Dear Chief Mark Keel:

I was deeply saddened to hear about the loss of K9 Coba, your loyal and brave canine. I can only imagine how difficult this time must be for you and your fellow officers at the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division. Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the passing of your esteemed K-9 Coba.

It is evident that Police K-9 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 Coba 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 Coba, 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 Coba and the legacy left behind provide you with comfort and strength during this tough time. Police K-9 Coba’s service will not be forgotten, and Police K-9 Coba’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)

June 16, 2024

Godspeed Coba. We have your partner, department and blue line family in our hearts and prayers. You will be missed but never forgotten.

Director Bernadene Loemker
Running 4 Heroes K9

June 14, 2024

RIP Coba

Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service (Retired)

June 14, 2024

Heavenly Father, 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 God, in Your compassionate mercy, hear my prayer. In Christ Jesus' mighty and holy Name, and by His authority, I pray.

A Scripture Verse of Comfort and Hope:

"God blesses those who mourn, for they will be comforted." [Matthew 5:4 NLT]

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

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

June 13, 2024

Rest in Peace K9 Coba. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the handler and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.

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

June 12, 2024

K9 Coba 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

June 12, 2024

K9 Coba, May you rest in the arms of your Creator and enjoy the company of the K9 heroes who have gone home before you. When will our K9 heroes be recognized for who they are - exceptionally trained Officers of the law who understand their job and perform flawlessly under any situation, always striving to please and protect their partner. May God grant your partner, department and family peace and comfort, knowing that it was God's timing that took you to your eternal home. Thank you, K9 Coba for your unbelievable courage, devotion and faithfulness. Well done, hero!

Susan King
Civilian Supporter, Michigan

June 12, 2024

Sad to hear the loss of another officer in K9 Coba. You passing will not be in vain and your memory will remain with those you protected. Condolences to your handler and officers. The fields of heaven are now yours to run.

Sergeant Stephen Sloane
Western Australia Police Force

June 12, 2024

There is a God who created not only human beings who he consider as his sons and daughters, but he also created everything we see including what we call: “animals”. Everyone knows that this special creatures of God are trained to catch bad guys and also to help people in need as well and that they themselves are put at risk. COBA answered the call to serve and protect. Coba bravely did. Coba is now at rest waiting for our creator to wake up his creation. God has Coba in his side where she is protected and natured forever. Rest in peace blue, RIP.

US Navy Veteran Rafael Martínez

June 12, 2024

Rest In Peace! Thank You For Your Service!

Officer Pedro Rodriguez
City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police

June 12, 2024

Coba-Thank you for your service and I’m so sorry to hear about your passing! Patrol the streets of Heaven and RIP!

Sergeant Yvonne Vann
Bexar County Sheriffs Office

June 12, 2024

I am sad to learn of the passing of a hero in K9 Coba. 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 South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, South Carolina.

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

June 12, 2024

RIP K9 Coba. Thank you for your service to the citizens of South Carolina

Lieutenant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police
Boston, Ma. 02120

June 12, 2024

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