New Hampshire State Police Say Goodbye to Beloved K9 Marsh

The New Hampshire State Police Department took to its social events on Friday to share some heavy news. Explosives Detection #K9 Marsh crossed the Rainbow Bridge due to medical complications. The Instagram post went on to say that Marsh entered service with the State Police on December 21, 2012 after serving as an explosive detection dog with the United States Marine Corps. He went on to say that while serving with the Marines, Marsh had a combat deployment in Afghanistan. When the Marines were withdrawn from Afghanistan, some of their single-use explosive detection dogs were transferred to US law enforcement. It was then that K9 Marsh was assigned to the New Hampshire State Police Bomb Squad.

Marsh has done a lot of AMAZING things throughout his career. He has been involved in many of New Hampshire and New England’s most critical incidents and events, including the Boston Marathon bombing, Democratic National Committee debates, NASCAR races and bomb threats. endemic statewide in 2016. He could be regularly found assisting with security efforts at the Manchester Boston Regional Airport and New Hampshire Statehouse.

K9 Marsh will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. The New Hampshire State Police Department as a whole and its handler, Sergeant Jeffrey Dade, remember him fondly. Marsh illustrated the Marine Corps motto, Semper Fidelis which means “always faithful”. He was an incredible and loyal companion who was greatly appreciated and loved.

Keep calm, K9 Marsh. Thank you for all you have done to keep our state and our nation safe and free.

New Hampshire State Police Department via Twitter

New Hampshire State Police Department via Twitter

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