In Memoriam and Devotion

RIP brave K9 ForestK9 Forest - Volusia County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch: Tuesday, November 22, 2016

K9 Forest was shot and killed while attempting an apprehension of a vagrant fugitive near Vann Park in Deltona, Florida.

Deputies were in the area searching for a wanted fugitive after receiving a tip that he was staying at a home there. While on scene a dirt bike drove by their location recklessly several times. As the deputies spoke to occupants of the home they heard a subject jumping fences nearby and observed the dirt bike abandoned.

The subject was located by a helicopter crew running into a nearby wooded area. A perimeter was established and K9 Forest was deployed into the wooded area to located the subject. The man opened fire on Forest and deputies as Forest attempted an apprehension. Forest was struck by the gunfire and then transported to Deltona Animal Hospital where he died from the wound.

The subject was captured the following day after a nearly 20-hour stand-off with officers.

K9 Forest had served with the Volusia County Sheriff's Office for one year.


Nov. 2010 - Remembering K9 Danger. Loyal partner to Jamie Ziehl.K9 Danger

K9 MaxOct. 2010 - Remembering K9 Max.

Max, an 11-year-old German shepherd who worked as an explosives detection K-9 for the Annapolis Fire Department for eight years, lost his battle against spinal cord disease. Max was the second dog to join the department’s Fire and Explosives Services Unit.
Max came from Holland and was trained at Southern Coast K9, and was partner to Deputy Chief Douglas Remaley.

Corporal Mario JenkinsIn memory of Mario Jenkins, pictured above with K9 partner Makye. Corporal Jenkins served with the University of Central Florida Police Department for 3 years and was posthumously promoted to the rank of corporal. Corporal Mario JenkinsMario was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had previously served with the Clermont Police Department for 1 year. He is survived by his wife.

You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.