Honoring the Legacy of K9 Mick: A Decade of Remembrance

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Honor Guard officers at the K9 Mick 10 memorial.
Today marks a decade since K9 Mick's sacrifice. We appreciate the community's support, which fuels our commitment to keep our neighborhoods safe.

As we mark the solemn occasion of the 10-year anniversary of K9 Mick's passing, we pause to reflect on the profound impact of his sacrifice. Mick, a faithful member of the Portland Police K9 unit, tragically lost his life on April 16th, 2014, while bravely serving alongside his partner, Officer Jeff Dorn. In the face of danger, Mick exemplified courage and dedication, reminding us of the invaluable role played by our four-legged companions in law enforcement.

The events of that fateful day serve as a stark reminder of the risks faced by our law enforcement officers and their K9 partners. Mick's sacrifice, while heartbreaking, underscored the unwavering commitment of our police force to protect and serve our communities, even at great personal peril. His actions undoubtedly saved lives and prevented further harm, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts of all who knew him.

In the wake of Mick's passing, the outpouring of support from the Portland community was nothing short of remarkable. Thousands of cards, flowers, donations, and messages of condolence flooded the Police Bureau, offering solace during a time of profound grief. This overwhelming display of solidarity demonstrated the deep bond between law enforcement and the communities they serve, reinforcing the notion that we are strongest when we stand together.

A decade may have passed since Mick's untimely departure, but his memory lives on in the hearts of all who knew him. His legacy serves as a beacon of inspiration, reminding us of the selfless sacrifices made by our law enforcement officers each day. As we honor K9 Mick's memory, let us also reaffirm our commitment to supporting those who continue to protect and serve our communities. In doing so, we ensure that his spirit remains alive in our hearts and minds for years to come.

Today, we pay tribute to K9 Mick, a hero in every sense of the word. Though he may no longer walk among us, his legacy endures as a testament to the enduring bond between man and dog, and the profound impact of service and sacrifice. Rest easy, Mick. You will never be forgotten.