Poem: K-9

A police officer's wife writes about the unparalleled bonds between a working dog and their officer handler


Calling all police poets! Police1's poetry column highlights some of the inspirational, moving and funny poems authored by our readers. 

This poem is by Rashelle Hintz, who has been a police wife for 16 years. 

"My husband has had the privilege of handling two K9s," writes Rashelle. "I wrote this poem as I contemplated the fascinating bond between a working dog and their handler. The mutual trust between an officer and their K9 partner is both a reassurance and a responsibility felt by handlers. K9s model devotion and sacrifice impeccably, and I can’t help but feel grateful to witness and experience this firsthand."

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K-9

Another pair of eyes always watching out for me

Things I fail to notice you never fail to see

You trust me like no other

I put my trust in you

You’re more than just a dog, you’re my brother,

My brother in blue

As we walk this path together

Facing dangers day by day

For now and for forever

For your safety do I pray

Your courage is admired by all including me

Knowing the call of duty isn’t always free

My safety over yours is your driving call

Lost without the other if one of us should fall

Always close to me an inseparable pair

Only for each other a bond beyond compare.

Photo courtesy Rashelle Hintz

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