News Alert
Atlantic County Special Services Students…

Beloved Police Dog Succumbs to Cancer

K-9 "Sabre" was a member of the Galloway Township Police force since 2005.

A Galloway Township police K-9 that had been battling cancer died Thursday.

"Sabre," a member of the Galloway Township Police Department since 2005, succumbed to the disease on Thursday, according to a release from the department. He was 7-and-a-half years old.

The most popular member of the township’s K-9 unit, "Sabre" was personally selected by K-9 Officer Kevin Welsh to join the force in 2005. "Sabre" was well-known by the children of Galloway Township, as he participated in a number of K-9 demonstrations throughout the town.

The children of Pomona Elementary School knew "Sabre" particularly well, as Welsh was the C.O.P.S. 5 officer for the school. C.O.P.S. 5 is Galloway’s drug- awareness program.

Sabre placed third in the “Criminal Apprehension” phase of the United States Police Canine Association Police Dog 1 Trials in 2010.  

"Sabre" retired recently after a long career of narcotics investigations and locating suspects. He died five days after the township held a retirement ceremony for him.

Steve Moliver April 22, 2011 at 02:52 PM
R.I.P. Sabre you were a loyal and trusted officer and a good friend to all, especially the children.
Marilyn Weisman April 23, 2011 at 06:59 PM
While we did not know Sabre personally, we appreciate everything he did for the community. We were very impressed at the National Night Out as we watched the dogs performing. I know he will be missed, but he leaves behind a wonderful legacy.


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »