April 14, 2011: "Dago" passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2011. "Dago" spent more than 10 years with the Kansas Department of Corrections, Hutchinson Correctional Facility. "Dago" was born in July of 1998 and was handled by Darrin Pickering from 2000 to 2002. Dago was handled by Tom Canfield 2003 through 2010. "Dago" will be missed throughout the State of Kansas.
A POLICE DOG'S PRAYER
Oh almighty God, whose great power and eternal wisdom embraces the universe,
watch over my handler while I sleep. Protect my handler from harm while I am unable to do so.
I pray, help keep our streets and homes safe while my handler and I rest.
I ask for your loving care because my handler's duty is dangerous.
Grant my handler your unending strength and courage in our daily assignments.
Dear God, protect my brave handler,
grant your almighty protection,
unite my handler safely with the family after the tour of duty has ended.
I ask nothing for myself.
~ Author Unknown