Today We had to put down our K9 Ewan, SJS/O
Badge Number K8. .11 years 11months old. He could no
longer get up due to hip injuries received while
working for San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office. He
had been beat up, bruised,shot at and abused, he was
hard of hearing from all the gun fire and flash
bangs and sirens. Hand signals he responded to. He
was always a hard charger and fought up to the last.
He would not let me carry him but forced himself to
walk to the car for his last ride. He passed in my
arms with my with my wife, Bonnie, his best friend,
standing by. It breaks my heart, In 31 years with
the S/O, He was the greatest partner and K9 Officer,
a true and loyal friend who never lied nor
compromised Officers in any way, Honest to a fault.
We spent thousands of hours on Patrol, together,
More hours than I spent with my family..Dark, nasty,
rainy, real life and death situations hours. Who
gets hurt and who goes home at the end of shift. He
was always there and has saved my ass several times,
and several other officers asses several times. When
it was time to send the K9. He always put his life
on the line for fellow officers and citizens without
hesitation. He is the only dog in the Valley, that
I know of,that has worked with all the Federal,
State, County and City Agencies.. He has worked from
the far North Coast, Bay Area, to Fresno. He was a
k9 in demand. Working sometimes 18 hours a day. One
of the best, he won several trophies and awards at WSPCA, and at the Police Olympics, and gained the
respect he deserved as being a "Top Dog". He has
taken off the streets, over $21 million in dope.
Seized over $310,000 for Police Agencies. He has
made many, many busts, over 3100 finds of dope and
several physical apprehensions of the bad guys,
armed and hidden. He is helicopter Certified, Patrol
Certified and Dope Certified in "5" different Dope
scents with not one but, several different
Organizations. He is the only dog I know of, that
has had a Drug Cartel put a hit contract on him for
taking off so much of their dope...over $11,000,000.
K9 Ewan, You were there when my heart blew up
chasing the Bad Guys. I was injured and dying. You
never left my side nor failed to protect me or our
family."What a guy".
Is he great, "YES". He will be guarding the
gates of Heaven with his friend, SJSO, K9 Shooter
(Chasing the bad guys back to Hell for Eternity). So
long my Loyal Friend, you will never be forgotten.