Two Harris County Sheriff's Office Retired K9s Cross Rainbow Bridge
Source: HCSO

Two Harris County Sheriff's Office Retired K9s Cross Rainbow Bridge

May 31 2024

The Harris County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) has reported the passing of two of its beloved retired K9s, Trey and Bram. The two K9s have faithfully served the residents of Harris County for several years and their loss has left a significant void in the department.

K9 Trey passed away on Tuesday, May 28, 2024, in the company of his handler, Sgt. Michael Boehm. Born on October 1, 2012, the law enforcement canine was named after Deputy Jesse "Trey" Valdez III, who tragically lost his life in the line of duty in 2014.

K9 Trey, who served with the Harris County Sheriff's Office. (Source: HCSO)

For seven years, K9 Trey served with utmost loyalty and dedication, specializing in patrol and narcotics detection. Throughout his career, Trey's efforts helped in seizing illegal narcotics and confiscating over $300,000 in cash. His courageous actions also led to the arrest of numerous violent felons, making our community a safer place. His retirement years were marked by comfort and affection provided by Sgt. Boehm and his family.

K9 Bram crossed the rainbow bridge a little earlier than Trey, on Saturday, May 18, 2024, with his family and handler Deputy James Love at his side. Bram was a dual-purpose explosives detection and criminal apprehension canine, whose commitment to his duties for eight years significantly contributed to keeping Harris County safe. He also conducted multiple bomb sweeps at public infrastructure and events like Super Bowl LI and the MLB World Series.

Born on June 24, 2010, Bram was purchased and initially trained by K9s4COPs, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring that cost doesn't prevent officers from having essential K9 partners.

K9 Trey, who served with the Harris County Sheriff's Office. (Source: HCSO)

K9s have a long history with law enforcement and military units, dating back to the 1800s. Their highly trained sense of smell, 300,000-500,000 times stronger than humans, allows them to detect scents and perform tasks like sweeping for explosives, searching for narcotics, locating missing persons, apprehending suspects, and solving crimes.

The loss of K9s Trey and Bram has been deeply felt by those who had the privilege of working with them. “Thank you for your service. We have the watch from here,” said the HCSO in a statement, as they extended deepest condolences to Sgt. Boehm, Deputy James Love, their families and the entire department.

By Tiffany Krenek, My Neighborhood News 
Tiffany Krenek has been on the My Neighborhood News team since August 2021. She is passionate about curating and sharing content that enriches the lives of our readers in a personal, meaningful way. A loving mother and wife, Tiffany and her family live in the West Houston/Cypress region.

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