Dear Mark,
I am writing you to tell you of the loss of my partner Banker. Banker, a belguim malinois, was my police K-9 of 6 years. He died of a brain tumor that was very sudden. We have sent many men home to thier families safe and removed a lot of bad elements from society.
I held my partner in my arms as the decision was made to put him down. I could not let him suffer nor be selfish to prolong a debilitating painful life. He served proudly next to me and would have given his life at anytime to save mine. I know that I will see him again at the rainbow bridge in heaven. Here is a poem that sums up Myself, Banker and all police K-9’s:
Guardians Of The Night

Author – Unknown
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 the 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 hands. It is for you that I
will unselfishly give my life And
spend my nights unrested.
Although our days together
May be marked by the passing
of the seasons Know that each
day at your side is my reward.

My days are measured by The
coming and going of your
footsteps. I anticipate them at
every opening of the door. You
are the voice of caring when I
am ill. The voice of authority
when I’ve done wrong.

Do not chastise me unduly For
I am your right arm, The sword
at your side. I attempt to do
only what you bid of me. I seek
only to please you and remain
in your favor.

Together you and I shall
experience A bond only others
like us will understand When
outsiders see us together Their
envy will be measured by their

I will quietly listen to you And
pass no judgment, Nor will your
spoken words be repeated I will
remain ever silent, Ever vigilant,
ever loyal. And when our time
together is done And you move
on in the world Remember me
with kind thoughts and tales,
For a time we were unbeatable,
Nothing passed among us

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.

A week after his passing my fellow K-9 commrades encouraged me to get another dog. I opted for a pup versus a pretrained dog. I found a breeder called K-9 angels. There I found another dog. When I went there to look at her dogs I could not believe what I found. A dog that looked exactly like mine. As I walked in a group of 3 dogs this one took to me without prompting him and he came to my side. I knelt down and he looked me straight in my eyes. I knew deep down he was the one. You just know when you get that feeling. It has been 3 months now and he is like Banker part 2. He will be ready for patrol this summer. His name is Lore and he is an Angel sent to me. I wanted to share this story with you as we will be fighting crime again very soon.
I have listened to your show for over a year now and love it. I am thankful for the job you do! Never give up!

Jerommie from IL