May 12, 2016

K9 CHASE ~ Over The Rainbow Bridge

When our beloved friends arrive at their final resting place
beyond the rainbow bridge, I would like to believe there is
a gathering of those who came before to welcome them.

For those arriving who so willingly and bravely
gave service to man during their lives on earth
I would like to believe a little something extra awaits ~
a halo with a star perhaps, or shining golden wings.

served on earth.
Now his days of service have come to an end.
Please offer comfort in memory of this extraordinary dog,
please offer comfort to those whose lives he touched. 

Among our close blogging friends we are proud to include Amber da Weenie and Max, DaWeenies of Florida and their amazing Mom, Linda.  When I lived in Florida I had the pleasure of meeting Linda and we have remained in touch over the years.  For those who may not know, Linda also creates the monthly blog, Our Rainbow Friends. 
CPL Jeff Colon is her son.  Jeff and his family, with Chase, have often traveled from their home in Michigan to spend time with Linda and her husband, Amber and Max in Florida ~ all are close.
All are deeply saddened by the sudden and unexpected loss of Chase.
Because of computer issues, Linda is not able to post to her blog at this time, so any comments you wish to leave for her and for Jeff and family may be left here ~ thank you.
Linda wrote: "Chase was 9 years old and served as an officer of the Dearborn Heights Police Department since 2009.  He won many awards and citations for his service to the city. He was instrumental in apprehending many criminals and also served in locating illegal drugs. We knew Chase as the big fun-loving dog that he was. Many times when he came to visit, he only wanted to be a big lap dog and not a police officer." 
Rest in peace, Chase.  Thank you for your service.


  1. Having serving human members in our family i am all to aware of the not only dedicated but truly brave members who are four legged officers..our deepest sympathies go to K9 Chase and his loving family and Partner CPL Jeff Colon..he rides alone but now with an angel by his side..and Chase will always have his back..all our love and gentle hugs Fozziemum and family..
    At ease K9 Chase..your work is

  2. Oh no we are so sorry. He sounds like such a wonderful dog and is just so handsome. Sending lots of hugs to Linda and her son Colon. We know they are heartbroken.

  3. We would like to thank Chase for his years of service. We are sadden by his loss and offer purrs of sympathy and paws of comfort to his family and co-workers, we know that he will be missed.

  4. So sad to learn of Chase's unexpected departure for the Bridge after so many years of devoted service to his community as a police officer. It takes a special dog to do the work he did, and we know that his human family, and his police family as well as everyone in the community will miss him. Sending hugs to CPL Colon and family as the loss is personal for them well beyond the scope of the devotion to duty Chase had with his "job". Rest easy Chase - you did an amazing job.

    Hugs, Sammy and Mom Pam

  5. We are so sorry to hear about dear Chase, such a handsome guy and such a wonderful hero. Hugs and love to his very special family from all of us.

  6. How sad that Chase died so suddenly after all the work he had done to keep his community safe.

  7. Our thoughts and prayers are with Chase's family. Thank you for your service, Chase. May this amazing hero rest in peace.

  8. so sorry to hear of this sudden death of your beloved Chase, my heart aches for all of you left behind. He looks amazing and I know he will be sadly missed by family and on the job.

  9. Oh, we are so very sorry to hear that K9 Chase has crossed the bridge. He was a true hero and so is his peep, Cpl Jeff. My pack is sending our warmest hugs and all of our love to Da Weenies. Chase was obviously a very special and wonderful furiend and the world is lesser without him.
    Grr and a Sorrowful Woof,
    Sarge and Staff

  10. I am deeply sorry for the loss of this beautiful and courageous dog. Rest in peace Chase and know your family and friends will miss you always. And always love you.

  11. We are so sad to read this news. We know the Weenies always enjoyed when Chase and his family came to visit them. Run free sweet Chase.

  12. how heartbreaking.....we are sending purrs to his family and fellow officers

  13. Sending rottie kisses to Chase's family. Thank you for your service, Chase.


  14. RIP Officer Chase and thank you for your service to the community.

    We wish to send purrs and purrayers to your humans during this sad time.

    Elvira Mistress of Felinity
    Sneakers the Texian Tuxedo
    Friday the Bearded Lady

  15. Our hearts are breaking for you family and for your local community that you protected so very well. You were an outstanding example of excellence in the canine world. Rest in peace dear Chase. You will be missed and always remembered. M sends big HUGS to your family, and fellow officers.

  16. We are so very sorry to hear about handsome Officer K-9 Chase going to the Rainbow Bridge. Rest in peace sweet Chase and thank you for all your service. We are thinking of Jeff and all of the family at this sad time. Sending love, warm hugs, purrs, nose kisses and prayers. Maggie, Chancy and Pooh

  17. So very sorry to hear the news about Chase.
    The family is in my prayers.
    Beautiful post.

    The Mommy

  18. Linda, we are so sorry for your family's loss. He might have been a working K-9 with citations but he was also part of the family. A warm hug, purrs and paw taps of comfort.

  19. Chase's passing is a loss to many-firstly his entire family and also to the K-9 units and department as well as the community. We are so sorry for Chase's passing, sending hugs to you all and gratitude to those 4 legged police officers.

  20. What an extraordinary and beautiful, beautiful dog and how sad it must be for his friend now that he is gone. But what a lovely life they had together, too, and he gave so much to others.
    Love from Loulou

  21. That is sad news, I am sorry for the loss of Chase.

  22. Through my tears, I wish to thank all of you for being there for Jeff and his family and also for us. This is truly a very sad time for all. A very special thank you to Ann for such a beautiful post.

    With love........

  23. We met the Deweenies when they went through our city on their way to visit Chase. We are keeping Chase's family in our prayers. Run free Chase.
    Sweet William The Scot

  24. Farewell handsome, brave Chase. What a star of the dog world you were. You won't be forgotten. Hope there's a special juicy bone at The Bridge waiting for you.
    Sending purrs & Love
    Mungo, Jet & The Ape xx

  25. Rest in peace.

    Luv, Angel Keisha and Murphy the Poodle

  26. Yes, a hero on so many levels!!! Soft woos and gentle hugs from us .

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

  27. Amber, Max and family, we send our sincerest sympathies to everyone on the loss of Chase ♥ are and always will be a very handsome boy. Godspeed your journey to heaven; we know how devastating this is to your family; especially your dad..Jeff.

    Hugs and love to everyone from boomer, dai$y, tuna and dude and sauce too ♥♥♥♥♥ we are truly sorry ~~~~~~~

  28. We are so sorry of the loss of your beloved Chase and send Soft Pawkisses to comfort you. Fly Free beautiful Soul <3 <3 <3

  29. Oh, my heart is heavy for Chase and his people. He seems like such a hero, and such a wonderful boy. I'm sure he will be missed.

    Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie

  30. I am so sorry to hear that, my Grandma, Mom's Mom was a Paw-lice officer thought she never got to have a canine partner - how cool is that. He is going to be dearly missed. Paws raised in salute.

    Abby Lab

  31. Chase, you deserve a 21 gun salute and a folding of the flag ceremony for all you did for others... Your life and service will greatly missed. Rest knowing you had purpose and you life was full of meaning. Well Done Good and Faithful Servant. Welcome home.

  32. Chase we know your welcome at the Bridge was a very special one. We are sending pug prayers to your family at this difficult time
    we salute your service as you become a hero in heaven

    Mr Bailey, Hazel, Mabel & Mom

  33. God's Speed, Chase. We thank you for your service.
    Our prayers go up for your family, in uniform and civilian.

  34. Chase deserved a 21 gun salute and a flag folding ceremony. Rest now, dear faithful servant, you will be very much missed. Purrz and Prayerz. -Katie Kat.

  35. We are sorry to hear of Chase's sudden crossing of the Bridge. Prayers and purrs to his grieving family. I posted a tribute on my Friday post here: with a link back to here. Love, Toby

  36. Coming a little late to pay my respects to Chase. *bows head* NYC lost a great veteran NYPD canine named Duke the same day. We send comforting purrz to the families.

  37. To all:
    This is Chase's partner Jeff , my buddy will sorley be missed. Thank you all for the kind words and comments.
    For the record, I stood faithfully by his side !
    He was my favorite hello and my hardest goodbye
    Rest in peace warrior
    Your human partner

  38. Chase was a beautiful pup. Wishing all who knew him and loved him, especially his partner peace during this difficult time.

  39. PepiSmartDog: Awwwww, we were so sorry for Chase's family that he made his journey to the Rainbow Bridge.
    I don't know if you know this, but I am a Rainbow Bridge Ambassador and I meet pals when they arrive and drive them in my to their Welcome Banquet, in my pram/stroller. Chase had a wonderful welcome banquet, filled with all his favorite foods. Being OTRB, we can eat anything and do everything! No jumping on weight scales for us. We will all take god care of Chase and introduce him to all our clubs and fun stuff. The day Chase's dad find himself unexpectedly standing on the Rainbow Bridge, Chase will be there to meet him. They will be a forever family again...not just yet. ((((((((HUGS)))))) XXX
    Thank you for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. Sorry I am running late in my comments. We always appreciate you joining us and love your posts. Hope to see you this week too. *waves paw* :=o)