K9 Officer Teagan

K9 Officer Teagan

Teagan truly was an amazing partner, a great friend, and family dog. I was told that the hardest part of being a K9 Officer was going to be the last day and I found that to be so true. Teagan was our departments first K9. He has had several accomplishments and has been recognized by the City for a job well done many times. I went through the Ramsey County K9 School with Teagan and he started on the road in 2007. Teagan was loved by the kids at several area schools and always enjoyed being around them. Teagan has helped myself and other officers out of a few tight spots over the years, I always knew that he had our backs. He was always so eager to please me and always gave 100% which showed in our yearly statistics. Shortly after Christmas, I noticed something a little off but we thought it might be due to the fact that he was no longer going to work with me on the road, he was retired because he was having leg issues. However, on January 17th he stopped eating and on the 19th he could not even lay down without it causing him pain. We found out that he had cancer and a large lump on his spleen on Thursday January 19th. Two days later on Saturday the 21st we took him for his last ride in the squad. He was a tough K9 because he never showed any signs of slowing down, until right up to the end. Prior to taking him to the vet, where he loved to go (they treated him great), I took his badge out and he came over and sat at attention waiting for me to put it on him. He walked so proud out to the squad, which I had to put him into since he was in so much pain. He then went for his final ride. The whole thing went so fast I wish I could turn back the clock. There is not a day that goes by that myself and my family don’t think of him. RIP Teagan.