My partner went down after an epic apprehension on duty on 6/2/2020. K9 Django was a service detection K9 in the San Diego area. Leaders of my agency found a great way to memorialize my boy Django. An adopt-a-highway sign was placed in our area in his honor. Sadly, it was taken down by the order of a person in power in San Diego. She says it’s bad optics to display that the agency owned a black GSD named Django. He was bred in Europe and bought by Police Service Dogs, Inc. with that name. Then sold to the agency while 5 other K9s bear the same name nationwide within the agency. His name wasn’t an issue when we were tracking in dark canyons all hours of the night, assisting other departments/agencies ops, working the checkpoint or sniffing vehicles roadside.
As a fundraiser to get another highway dedication sign up (possibly more) for Django, we are selling t shirts.
I’d like to thank everyone for their support honoring my partner and his sacrifice protecting our borders.