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12-080 Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office & Clearwater Police Department Honor Fallen Canines At Memorial Service

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Patrol Operations Bureau
Special Operations Division
-Canine Unit

Clearwater Police Department
-Canine Unit

Curlew Hills Memory Gardens Pet Cemetery
1750 Curlew Road, Palm Harbor

What:  The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office and the Clearwater Police Department will honor fallen police canines during a memorial service.

Where:  The service will be held at the Curlew Hills Memory Gardens Pet Cemetery located at 1750 Curlew Road in Palm Harbor.

When:  The memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24, 2012.


The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office and Clearwater Police Department K-9 Units will be hosting the annual K-9 Memorial Service at Curlew Hills Memory Gardens Pet Cemetery in Palm Harbor.

During the service the agencies will be honoring retired canines from both units that have passed away.

At this year’s memorial, three service canines will be remembered:

K-9 King, 1972-1984, Years of Service: 1973-1978  
Handler: Ray Poole (Retired Lieutenant), Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
K-9 King was one of the original PCSO Canines 

K-9 Nitro, 2001-2011, Years of Service: 2002-2009  
Handler: Deputy Robert Cahoon, Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office

K-9 Mako, 1997-2011, Years of Service: 1998-2005   
Handler: Sergeant James Hall, Clearwater Police Department

The services will be attended by current and former K-9 handlers and their canine partners. The service will be open to the public.

The media is invited to cover.

For more information contact the Sheriff’s Public Information Office at(727) 582-6221. 


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