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Wake K-9 patrol dog passes away

Posted March 2, 2011
Updated March 3, 2011

— The first K-9 patrol dog certified under Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison has passed away.

The sheriff’s office said Wednesday that Jet died last Saturday. He was 10 years old.

“He never complained about the temperature, what's for lunch or the overtime hours,” his handler, Deputy Tom Hawley, said in a statement. “He just loved being at work by my side, just as much as I enjoyed being by his.”


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  • Been there once Mar 4, 2011

    !!! Zip it!!

  • MECU0905 Mar 3, 2011

    My condolences to the officer and thanks to Jet for his years of service!

  • SweetB Mar 3, 2011

    Thank you JET for all you did in service, RIP at the Rainbow Bridge. Blessings and hugs to Jet's handler, Deputy Tom Hawley xo

  • RomneyRyan2012 Mar 3, 2011

    BTW, eastknox, my dog was pampered, spoiled, loved, cared for, AND 10 YRS. OLD!

  • RomneyRyan2012 Mar 3, 2011

    I lost my beloved dog last October and I still miss him terribly. RIP, Jet. You will be missed greatly.......woof! Oh, and say hey to my beloved boy in doggie heaven.

  • NoObamaCare Mar 3, 2011

    eastknox4ever: Crawl back under the rock where you came from. Sorry to hear of this. Sheriff Harrison has done an exceptional job creating the K-9 unit for our county. These dogs put their lives on the line everyday creating a barrier between the "human" Officer and the suspects. They have also been the key to success for many lost person investigations.

  • maduda Mar 3, 2011

    Thank you for your service, Jet! I know Deputy Hawley and the rest of your brothers and sisters will miss you. I know how great the bond is between a K9 officer and their handler. They are not just a partner, they are a family member, too.

  • JAT Mar 3, 2011

    What a beautiful dog! Sad for his handler.

  • skyyekatfromafar Mar 3, 2011

    eastknox4ever--thankfully I, nor anyone else here, share your witless remarks. For to do so would give fodder to the well worn saying of Benny Hill's: "To assume is to make an a-- out of U (you) and ME."

    Instead, I join the ranks of those who are expressing not only their condolences to the officer and his family, but to express gratitude for a job well done--Jet.

  • ncdixie1 Mar 3, 2011

    Thank you for your service Jet. RIP. Prayers are with his handler Tom as well.