The Washington County Sheriff's Office wants to express appreciation for the overwhelming response and kindness shown over the last several days. Stryker was not only a valued member of our agency, but he was also an incredible partner to his handler, Rich Rolfe and loving member to his family. Rich and Paula want to express their heartfelt appreciation for the support as they mourn the loss of their beloved Stryker. Stryker's handler, Rich provided the following post to his personal page. "To say I am heartbroken and devastated would be an understatement. Stryker has been my partner for the past 7 years. Other than my wife I have spent more time with him than any living being. Though the last few years he has been semi-retired and often sleeping under my desk, playing ball or trying to eat the Sheriff's plant. He loved to terrorize the Sheriff and Chief Deputy and only bit them a few times. His high energy and fearless attitude made him a very good drug dog. With his "reputation" of being a little nippy he was truly a loving dog who would plop on his back for some belly rubs. Stryker was a working dog through and through and was by far the best dog I have worked with. RIP my loyal friend 💔"