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K9 Kai

Passing Of Retired K-9 Kai

With a heavy heart, the Nassau County Police Department said goodbye to retired K-9 Kai on January 4, 2024. K-9 Kai was born on March 25th, 2011, joined the Nassau County Police Department in March 2012, and retired in early 2020.
K-9 Kai, alongside handler retired Police Officer Chris Peters, dedicated his life to the Nassau County Police Department and its citizens. The hard work, endless training, and dedication of K-9 Kai and Officer Peters led to numerous apprehensions and arrests of dangerous subjects during his career. In addition to apprehending criminals, K-9 Kai protected the citizens of Nassau County by conducting well over 100 bomb sweeps and aiding in locating missing persons.
When K-9 Kai wasn’t busy with his police responsibilities, K-9 Kai and Officer Peters would visit and conduct demonstrations for various groups and people; including but not limited to school children, Boy & Girl Scouts, Police Explorers, and Community Leaders.
K-9 Kai, to those who didn’t know him, looked as if he was all business at all times. But those who worked closely with K-9 Kai knew he was a mush at heart……except if you tried to take his ‘Chuck It ball’. Those of us in the unit can still hear the whistle of that ball through the air as K-9 Kai gave chase.
County Executive Bruce Blakeman, Commissioner of Police Patrick Ryder and the entire Nassau County Police Department would like to express our deepest sympathy to Officer Peters and his family and are extremely grateful for the dedicated service K-9 Kai provided to the Department and the public. He will be sorely missed but never forgotten.
—From the Nassau County Police News page

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