It’s said that “having a dog will bless you with the happiest days of your life and one of the worst”. On this sad day, we can certainly relate.
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of retired K9 officer, Sam. We had many happy days with Sam. He began his career at WVCPD in July of 2009 as a dual purpose dog, working both narcotics and Patrol. He worked with 3 handlers, Officers S. Palmer, Dellinger and Gillespie. He loved each one and they loved him back.
Sam also loved his job and he was good at it. During his career, he was responsible for finding several suspects and a whole lot of narcotics. Sam also won several awards in K9 competitions in Utah and Nevada.
Sam grew older and retired from the WVCPD. He went to live on a large farm with Officer Vargo where he had lots of room to run around with horses and just be a dog.
Recently, Sam slowed down. The body that had served him so well for so many years became painful and tender with arthritis and his family had to say their final goodbyes.
Rest In Peace, K9 Sam and thank you for all of your years of service. May your body be strong and pain free once again as you run across the rainbow bridge.