In memory of our fallen partners...
Region 18 K-9 Memorial
GRIEVE NOT FOR ME FOR IT HAS BEEN ORDAINED,
THAT MY JOURNEY HERE BE SHORT.
GRIEVE NOT FOR ME FOR MY LOYAL PRESENCE
WILL EVER REMAIN IN HEART.
I WAS SENT TO BE A GUARDIAN
FOR GUARDIANS OF LAW IN BLUE
A FEARLESS, NOBLE PROTECTOR
WITH A BOND THAT FEW WILL CONSTRUE.
WITH CHARACTER UNSHAKABLE,
AND SENSES THAT ARE HEIGHTENED,
I WAS SENT TO BE A DEFENDER,
SO YOUR BURDEN HERE WOULD BE LIGHTENED,
GRIEVE NOT FOR ME FOR IN HEAVENLY BLUE
OUR REUNION DAY WILL COME.
GRIEVE NOT FOR ME FOR AS PARTNERS AGAIN,
WE WILL DEFEND THE GREATEST KINGDOM.
- Author Unknown
Eagan Police Department - K9 Zebo
2008 to 2013
Handler Rob Waller
K9 Zebo started working the streets of Eagan with partner Rob Waller in 2008. Zebo was recently treated for a dibilitating intestinal disorder at the University of Minnesota. While recovering from surgery, Zebo's health further declined and sadly he succumed to pnuemonia. On behalf of Region 18, we thank you K9 Zebo for your faithful service. Rest in Peace.
Willmar Police Department
2002 to 2013
Handler Craig Lange
Cato started with the Willmar Police Department in December of 2002. He worked with K-9 Officer Craig Lange until Cato’s retirement due to health problems in late December 2012. Cato passed away on January 16, 2013. On behalf of Region 18 We thank K9 Cato and Officer Lange for their service. Rest peacefully Cato.
Kronenwetter Police Department
2010 to 2012
Handler Officer Luis Lopes-Serrao
K9 Chip was diagnosed with blastomycosis and recently passed away. Region 18 would like to thank Officer Lopes-Serrao and K9 Chip for their service. Rest in peace Chip.
Moorhead Police Department
2006 to 2012
Handler Officer Justin Vogel
In Feburary 2012 K9 Duke passed away due to complications from cancer.
On behalf of Region 18, we thank Officer Vogel and K9 Duke for thier service. Rest in Peace Duke.
Eagan Police Department
2005 to 2011
Handler Officer Andy Helgerson
Bloomington Police Department
Handler Officer Mike Larson Handler Sgt. Mark Elliott
K9 PasoYears of Service 2001 to 2011
Saint Croix County Sheriffs Department
Handler Deputy Josh Stenseth
Years of Service March 2007 to February 2011