Sacramento Sheriffs K9s - CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member sbcamper
N 38° 40.897 W 121° 19.809
10S E 645245 N 4282769
Quick Description: Sierra Hills pet Cemetery includes a special section for working dogs from Sacramento and nearby Counties. A service was held May 28,2018 for SSD K9 Ronin. He served SACRAMENTO SHERIFFS DEPT from 2008 until 2017 with three partners.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 5/31/2018 8:39:20 PM
Waymark Code: WMYD6X
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
The general monument is shown. The back side offers a tribute to wartime K9s. Most were not allowed to return stateside following their service.

K9 Promise
My eyes are your eyes, to watch and protect you and yours.
My ears are your ears, To hear and detect evil minds in the dark.
My nose is your nose, To scent the invader of your domain
And so you may live, My life is aso yours.

K9 Prayer
I will lay down my life for you and expect nothing but love in return.

Ronin had been retired less than one year. He won dozens of honors in Western States Police K9 Trials and Top Team of the Year Overall. Also Top Protection honors as the oldest K9 in field.
He was once clocked at a speed of 35 mph (using a radar gun).
Intelligence, courage, and accomplishment are trademarks.

Sacramento Sheriffs Deputies include 11 K9 teams.
One less since the loss of K9 8 Nikk following a stroke while on active duty. EOS 3-19-2018

Since my original post, there are now nearly 100 plaques for these K9s. Because they also serve as community ambassadors at public events and classrooms, they make the news on TV, on line at Twitter, Pinterest, and more.

I protect all officers with my life, and would gladly take a bullet in their place.
I am sent in to find lost chidren and fugitives on the run.
I find drugs and weapons and even bombs. I am the first sent in and often last to leave. I am the nose and ears of the officers.
i protect and serve them. I would die for any and all officers. I only ask for your love and care.

Guardians of the Night
Trust in me, my friend, for I am your comrade,
I will protect you with my last breath,
when all others have left you, and the loneliness of night
closes in.I will be at your side.

Together we will conquer all obstacles, and search out
those who might wish harm to others,
All I ask of you is compassion, the caring touch of your hnds,
It is for you that I will unselfishly give my life,
and spend my nights unrested,
Althogh our days together may be marked by the passing of the seasons,
Know that each day at your side is my reward.

4 more stanzas.

If we should meet again on another street,
I will gladly take up your fight,
I am a Police Working Dog, and together,
We are guardians of the night.

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Website pertaining to the memorial: [Web Link]

List if there are any visiting hours:
9 - 5 pm

Entrance fees (if it applies):
none the dept accepts donations to cover costs of burials or equipment to protect dogs.

Type of memorial: Monument

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