Fallen K-9 Heroes of 2018


In 2018 our nation lost 27 K-9 heroes in the line of duty. These fallen K-9s will be honored as part of the official events of Police Week in Washington, DC. The National Police Dog FoundationFOP DC Lodge #1, and United for Blue will be co-hosting the 2nd Annual Police K-9 Memorial Service. The memorial service includes a wreath-laying ceremony to honor the memory of fallen police K-9s who have given their lives in the line of duty.

The event will be held on May 11th, 2019, at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, 450 F St. NW, Washington, DC, to remember the contributions and sacrifices of our fallen K-9 Heroes.

In honor of Police Week, the National Police Dog Foundation will showcase our appreciation for these K-9s heroes, by acknowledging their department with a certificate of remembrance for their fallen K-9.

The National Police Dog Foundation’s K-9 Memorial Fund is a fund that has been set up to assist Law Enforcement Agencies who are not only grieving from the loss of one of their K-9 officers but also who do not have the funds to replace the K-9s. Each year dozens of K-9s who are the first line of defense, unfortunately, fall in the line of duty.

The fund assists in covering the costs directly associated with: – the replacement of K-9s and related training can cost as much as $25,000.00 per K-9 to be street ready – the Annual Police K-9 Memorial Service during Police Week in Washington, DC

Please donate to our K-9 Memorial Fund that supports law enforcement departments and their K-9s who selflessly put their lives on the line for us every day.

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Below is a list of each brave K-9 that was lost in the line of duty in 2018:


K-9 Axe St. Clair Shores PD, MI EOW: November 4, 2018 Cause of Death: Gunfire


K-9 Bandit Sutter Cnty Sheriff, CA EOW: November 15, 2018 Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)


K-9 Bane Phoenix PD, AZ EOW: April 17, 2018 Cause of Death: Unidentified Weapon


K-9 Bane Tulare PD, CA EOW: December 9, 2018 Cause of Death: Gunfire


K-9 Benzi Columbus Div. of Police, OH EOW: September 1, 2018 Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)


K-9 Boco Lincoln Parish Sheriff, LA EOW: August 17, 2018 Cause of Death: Gunfire


K-9 Brock St. Mary’s Cnty Sheriff, MD EOW: January 18, 2018 Cause of Death: Training accident


K-9 Cade Hendricks Cnty Sheriff, IN EOW: July 4, 2018 Cause of Death: Duty related illness


K-9 Choper Conewango Township PD, PA EOW: June 6, 2018 Cause of Death: Fall


K-9 Cigo Palm Beach Cnty Sheriff, FL EOW: December 24, 2018 Cause of Death: Gunfire


K-9 Eico Davis Cnty Sheriff, IA EOW: March 11, 2018 Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle


K-9 Fang Jacksonville Cnty Sheriff, FL EOW: September 30, 2018 Cause of Death: Gunfire


K-9 Grunt Refugio Cnty Sheriff, TX EOW: September 1, 2018 Cause of Death: Assault


K-9 Hemi Arkansas State Police, AK EOW: July 30, 2018 Cause of Death: Gunfire


K-9 Kastor Waco PD, TX EOW: October 5, 2018 Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)


K-9 Midas Hancock Cnty Sheriff, WV EOW: July 30, 2018 Cause of Death: Heat exhaustion


K-9 Mojo North Charleston PD, SC EOW: February 15, 2018 Cause of Death: Vehicular assault


K-9 Nell Refugio Cnty Sheriff, TX EOW: September 1, 2018 Cause of Death: Assault


K-9 Rocky Genesee Cnty Sheriff, MI EOW: October 2, 2018 Cause of Death: Training accident


K-9 Rocky Riverhead PD, NY EOW: September 2, 2018 Cause of Death: Automobile crash


K-9 Rony Houston PD, TX EOW: February 21, 2018 Cause of Death: Accidental


K-9 Rush Boston PD, MA EOW: October 1, 2018 Cause of Death: Duty related illness


K-9 Scout Jefferson Cnty Sheriff, NY EOW: January 18, 2018 Cause of Death: Asphyxiation


K-9 Smokey Nowata PD, OK EOW: August 28, 2018 Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle


K-9 Tuco Stephens Cnty Sheriff, OK EOW: May 20, 2018 Cause of Death: Drowned


K-9 Turbo Columbia PD, SC EOW: July 28, 2018 Cause of Death: Heat exhaustion


K-9 Vader Virginia State Police, VA EOW: August 1, 2018 Cause of Death: Gunfire


Information courtesy of www.odmp.org and local departments.

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