In Memoriam

 

 

K-9 Corado waScott and Corado (Scott_Corado_072208_s handled by Deputy Scott Chalmers.  Coradodo's Slovakian named: Corado Boxany was Born: 01/21/2007.  Corado served his community from 05/08/2008 through 08/13/2014. 

Scott and Corado attended the Top Dogs Police K-9 Academy in Evansville, Indiana in the spring of 2008

Corado was certified by the United States Police Canine Association in PDI, PDII, and Detection.  Corado was the 2009 and 2010 PDI Region 14 Top Dog and Certified at the 2010 United States Police Canine Association National PDI Trial in Hammond, LA.

Corado suffered a fatal case of Gastric Torsion and other medical complications and could not be saved.  Corado will be deeply missed by the Chalmers and Region 14 Families. 

Thank you for your service Corado

 

Detective Kyle Richard Hall

1964-2013

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It is with great sorrow that I inform you the passing of our friend Detective Kyle Hall.  Kyle passed away on October 25th, 2013 from complications due to Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome.  

Kyle Richard Hall, age 49, was a dedicated law enforcement officer, community member, father, and friend.  

Kyle was born in Naperville and raised in Downers Grove, Ill.  Kyle went to grade school, junior high and three years of high school at Pontiac Township High School in Ill.  In 1981 his family moved to Fort Morgan where he graduated from Fort Morgan High School in 1983. Then he attended Northeastern Junior College in Sterling and Mesa State College in Grand Junction where he studied drafting and enjoyed wrestling. He later graduated from Kaplan University Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Law.

Kyle graduated from Morgan Community College’s Colorado Law Enforcement Training Academy in 1988 and took his first job as a Deputy Marshal in Log Lane, Colorado. Kyle first came to the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office in 1989. He was eventually assigned to the department’s K-9 unit and together with his police dog Nicky, he became a familiar presence in the valley.

In 1989 he earned his Emergency Medical Technician certification and from 1993 to 1996 he was a volunteer EMT for Western Eagle County Ambulance District. In 1996, Kyle and his family moved from Eagle County to Burlington, Colorado where he took a position as a police officer/K-9 handler.  He also volunteered as an EMT for the Kit Carson County Ambulance Service. Kyle returned to the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office in 2001 and he became a detective in 2011 shortly after his other K-9 Fantom passed away. Kyle also attended and competed in police K-9 competitions with both of his police dogs — Nicky and Fantom — and was a judge for the United States Police Canine Association.

“Kyle was a true professional,” said Eagle County Sheriff Joe Hoy. “He was respected for his attitude, courage, ability to look beyond the obvious and most importantly for his commitment to the community and the brotherhood of law enforcement.

“He was a cop whose opinion and insight I could always count on,” Hoy said. “But above all, Kyle was a good friend and he will be sorely missed.”

From 2008 to 2012, Kyle was a member of the Gypsum Town Council. “He wanted to give back and help the community he lived in, even though he worked hard at his day job at the sheriff’s office as a deputy and a detective,” said fellow town council member Pam Schultz. “He always had time for his commitment to the town board. He is greatly missed in this position.”  Schultz said she first became acquainted with Kyle through a mutual love of country music. She recalled how Kyle gave her a denim jacket and asked if she could collect autographs on the garment when the Gypsum Daze concert headliners came to town.

“Kyle would also volunteer to do security at the Gypsum Daze concerts and always wanted to be backstage where the action was,” said Schultz. “I can still see him standing at the concert in July of this year, watching from the wings of the stage.  He was quiet man doing his job, but was well aware of everything that was going on around him.”

Kyle was an enthusiastic mud racer, participating in Gypsum’s Dirty Dozen, Copper Mountain’s Warrior Dash and Beaver Creek’s Tough Mudder events.

Kyle was stricken with cancer three years ago. Schultz recalled how came through his stem cell transplant and was able to come home.  “He still wanted to do his races, go places and be a part of the community,” said Schultz. “We spent many hours just talking about how his illness had changed him and how his priorities had changed from before his illness. He said that’s what happens when you have a look at the other side and stare death in the face. To him it was a second chance to do things he hadn’t done before.” Schultz noted that Kyle was a kind and compassionate person. “His two daughters Karen and Beth and his grandson Dillan meant everything to him,” she said.

Kyle was preceded in death by his mother Patricia Ann Diaz (nee Abbaduska) and Bill Diaz. Survivors include his daughters Karen Perrin and her husband Gregory of Knoxville, TN, and Elizabeth Hall of Anaheim, CA; grandson Dillan Perrin; father Richard Hall and wife Chris Hall; sisters Heather Hall and K.C. Harris and husband Don; and nephew Derrick Hall. 

A memorial service is planned Friday, Nov. 8 at 11 a.m. at the Eagle River Center at the Eagle County Fairgrounds. A celebration of life will follow from 1 to 5:30 p.m. at the Gypsum Creek Golf Course Grill.

Memorial contributions may be to Cops Fighting Cancer http://copsfightingcancer.org/ or the Kyle Hall Memorial at Wells Fargo Bank. His family plans to use memorial donations to support K-9 units for police departments who cannot afford such services.

 

K-9 Fantom Eagle County, CO S.O.

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K-9 Fantom was handled by Deputy Kyle Hall, Eagle County Sheriffs Office, Colorado

Born 12-22-96 Service dates: October 1999 - December 2010

Certified U.S.P.C.A., Tracking and Detection, was Region 14 Top Dog 4 times.

Fantom was responsible for many seizures of drugs and cash as well as tracking suspects and missing and lost persons. 

Fantom suffered a stroke in December 2009 and after recovering from that was back on duty and certified in the 2010 Region 14 Detector Trials.  he was retired in December 2010 and became a spoiled house dog!!  In May 2011 Fantom developed a neurological problem in his back and in late May was laid to rest after a successful career, he will be missed.  

K-9 Serge - U.S Forest Service

K-9 Serge was Handled by Law Enforcement Officer Tom Healy

Service Dates: April 29, 2004 - January 7, 2012

After successfully completing six weeks of initial training at Fort Collins Protection Dogs, Law Enforcement Officer Tom Healy and K-9 Serge were certified in April, 2004 as the first U.S. Forest Service K-9 team in Colorado.  Serge was trained as a dual purpose patrol and narcotic detection dog.   

Healy and K-9 Serge completed their agency recertification in patrol, tracking and narcotic detection each year from 2005 through 2011. In addition, the team also received USPCA certification in Region 14 for narcotic detection and tracking for the same years.  Healy and Serge also participated in the USPCA National Detector Trials in 2009, and earned a National Narcotic Detection Certification.  The team received a certification in their only USPCA PD I trial in Region 14 in 2010.  In May, 2011 Serge received the “Top Dog” award at the Region 14 tracking certification trials.  

Healy and Serge had over 300 career deployments, the majority for narcotics detection, but also for patrol, tracking and public demonstrations.  Serge had at least five successful finds of misdemeanor suspects and numerous deployments to provide cover to Healy and other officers while in contact with large groups.  Due to the nature of the Forest Service law enforcement mission, most of the successful narcotic detection deployments resulted in personal use amounts.  However, on several occasions during details to the annual Sturgis motorcycle rally, an alert by Serge led to locating narcotics that resulted in the seizure of a motorcycle.

Serge’s greatest use was as back-up for Healy in countless situations over the years.  Working alone and generally with the nearest cover officer over 30 minutes away, Serge’s presence made Healy’s job safer.  The example set by Healy and Serge led to the addition of three more Forest Service K-9 teams in the Rocky Mountain Region.

In January, 2012 Serge retired for medical reasons, and he lives at home with Healy and his family.

 

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K-9 Ivor El Paso County, CO S.O.

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David Yarbrough and K9 Ivor

Service dates: February 2003 - January 2007

Multiple Lennig award winner

Multiple quarterly case winner

Multiple award winner for PD I and PD II

Suspect and narcotic finds too numerous to list

After Ivor's retirement, Deputy Yarbrough transferred to the motor patrol - Good luck, David.

Update

On 08-26-08, K-9 Ivor died due to injuries he had suffered in the line of duty. Dave and his family were with Ivor when he had to be put down. Ivor worked the streets until January of 2007 when he had to be retired due to injuries he suffered in a car crash in 2005. Ivor was a great dog, and always gave everything that he had, at whatever was asked of him.

 

K-9 Hasan - Finney County S.O.

K-9 Hasan was handled by Dep. Scott Chalmers

Hasan's Slavakian name: Hasan Inmunska Cesta CS

Born: 08-26-1999   Service Dates: 11-25-00 to 09-21-07

Certified U.S.P.C.A. PDI, PDII and Detection

Hasan suffered a severe, career ending leg injury during a demonstration for a local public school.

After surgery Hasan is on the long road to recovery and is looking forward to living life as a spoiled house dog!!

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K-9 Bosco - Colorado Springs P.D.

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K-9 Bosco was handled by Sgt. Steve Buzzell

Bosco is a 5 year old German Shepherd

K-9 Bosco Retired: 11-11-06

Multiple award winner for PD I and PD II

U.S.P.C.A. Region 14 "Top Dog" 2004 and 2005

Suspect and narcotic finds too numerous to list

 

K-9 Bode - Sedgwick County, CO S.O.

K-9 Bode was handled by Sgt. Fred Cook 

Dates of Service:

January, 1991 to June, 2002

Bode passed away in May of 2003

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K-9 Dina - Finney County S.O.

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K-9 Dina was handled by Cpl. Kevin Lampe

Dina's German name: SZUHAVEGI-ORSEG-ALINA

Born: November 14, 1992  Passed: October, 16, 2003

Service Dates: March 30, 1995 to November 27, 2000

Certified Narcotics, Tracking and Patrol K-9

Winner of 1998 H.A.P.D.A. Patrol Dog Trophy Run

 

K-9 Harley - Fort Morgan, CO P.D.

K-9 Harley was handled by Ofc. Tim Malone

Harley was the partner of Officer Tim Malone. He was diagnosed with cancer recently and died on September 18th. 

Harley is credited with removing a substantial amount of drugs off the streets. 

Harley was a very lovable and personable dog who loved what he did as a police canine for the department and the community. 

He was a valued member of the Malone family and the Fort Morgan Police Department, and will be missed deeply.

Harley's was born in Holland on May 4, 1994

His given name was “Brick V.H. Jutter’s Erf.”

Harley was purchased with donations from the Fort Morgan community. He was trained in detecting the odor of illegal drugs, tracking, weapons, and apprehension of criminals.

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