The pain of losing a law enforcement partner never goes away. That doesn’t change if your partner is a police K9. Twenty-five years ago, K9 Rolf died in the line of duty. According to the Officer Down Memorial Page, the K9 was stabbed and died a few days later on November 14, 1993. He was a member of the Fort Lauderdale Police Department in Florida serving alongside his handler, Sergeant Jack Lokeinsky, for one year.
We want to give special recognition to K9 Rolf on this 25th anniversary of the year he died. It’s a reminder that we will never forget those we lost while protecting our communities. Thank you for your service and for paying the ultimate sacrifice.
Sergeant Lokeinsky was with the Fort Lauderdale Police Department for 28 years before passing away in 2017 from cancer. Sergeant Lokeinsky held the position of President of the Fraternal Order of Police for 12 years and served on the Executive Board for the FOP.
Fort Lauderdale Police Chief Maglione said “The inclusion of K9 Rolf and Sergeant Lokeinsky 25 years after Rolf’s passing helps assure us that ‘A Hero Remembered Never Dies’. Both of these fearless and noble protectors will live on in our memories and be an inspiration for generations of officers to come.”
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