Tributes

 

Charlie

   Charlie
   Lancaster City Police Mounted Unit
End of watch 1/14/2020 

 

K9 Jake Malin

   K9 Jake Malin
Special Unit 66 Search & Rescue
5/2014 - 10/18/2019 
Handled by Christy Malin

 

K9 Storm Henry

   K9 Storm
2009 - 6/3/19
Handled by Sgt. Henry
Berk's County Sheriff's Office

   A police K9 took his final steps after a life dedicated to service, crime-fightingfighting, and loyalty to his partner Monday, June 3, 2019.
   Storm, a K9 with the Berks County Sheriff's Office, was put to rest after a long battle with cancer. Deputy Sheriff Scott Henry led his trusty partner into Wyomissing Animal Hospital, among a crowd of fellow K9 officers.
   "Honestly, you can't really put it into words," said Henry. "He's a very sweet boy. He was one of the smaller of the K9 units we had, but he loved his job. He loved going to work every day."
   The nine-and-a-half-year-old German shepherd retired from duty in 2017. He served more than five years as a bomb dog. Officials said Storm investigated 60 bomb threats and frequently assisted surrounding counties.
   Berks County Sheriff Eric Weaknecht said it's an extremely sad day for law enforcement.
   "He got utilized a whole lot," said Weaknecht. "Ever since he's been on the street, he did a good job. He really did."
   Henry said because of the job, he spent more time with Storm than his own family, forming a bond unlike any other.
   "A lot of people and other officers don't realize the things we go through and the attachment that we grow with our partners," said Henry.

 K9 Merit Heck

Detective K9 Merit
05/02/2006 - 05/18/2019
Summit Search & Rescue
Cumberland County District Attorney's Office
Handled by Special Detective Terri Heck

 

K9 Tazer Martinez

   "K9 Tazer, Loyal to the end"
8 1/2 years of service
11/19/10 - 1/23/19
Handled by Sgt. Chris Martinez
Newberry Twp. Police Department

 

Abbey Bouse

Abbey rescued me when she was 5 weeks old. I had been searching for a dog for months but didn’t connect with any I had seen. I had finally found a 6 month old yellow lab and as I was filling out the paperwork I locked eyes with abbey and that was it. She stole my heart. She was sick and I was told she wasn’t expected to live past 1. So I wanted to give her the best year ever. Who knew she would have been with me for 14 years. She was also my lifeline. I had her trained and she became my service dog. She alerted me to migraines, and Graves’ disease. She also became my PTSD dog which I had developed from my work as a first responder for the past 15 years. She truly was my best friend and I miss her so much! I’m so thankful to peaceful pet passage for giving me as much time as I needed and never rushed me. They didn’t move on with anything until I was ready and were so caring and compassionate. It was a great comfort to me as I said goodbye to my sweet girl. RIP my baby girl 01/14/2019

 

K9 Apache Heck

Detective K9 Apache
03/07/2006 - 06/19/2018
Summit Search & Rescue
Cumberland County District Attorney's Office
Handled by Detective Sergeant Jim Heck