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Rockland County Sheriff’s Office Announce the Passing of K9 Holder, First Bloodhound Tracking Canine in Department History

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ROCKLAND COUNTY, NY – In a post on social media, the Rockland County Sheriff’s Office announce the passing of K9 Holder, the first bloodhound tracking canine to serve in the Sheriff’s Department. Below is the statement released by the Sheriff’s Office.

“It is with a heavy heart that the Sheriff’s Office shares the news that retired K9 Holder has passed away. K9 Holder, our first bloodhound tracking canine served the Sheriff’s Office succesfully with enthusiasm and loyalty, as a partner to Sgt. Myers. K9 Holder was an exceptional tracking dog, and a friend to all, he will be missed. K9 Holder was named after NYPD Officer Randolph Holder killed in the line of duty in 2015. In his retirement he enjoyed his time with the Myers family. Our deepest condolences to Sgt. Myers, and his family. Rest in peace.”

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Rockland County District Attorney’s Office Chief of Detectives Peter Walker Retires after 30 Years of Law Enforcement Service

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ROCKLAND COUNTY, NY – Rockland County District Attorney’s Office Chief of Detectives Peter Walker retires after 30 years of law enforcement service. Chief Walker started his career with the NYPD in 1994, patrolling the streets of the Bronx while assigned to the 48th Precinct.

In December of 1999, Chief Walker was hired as a patrol officer with the Clarkstown Police Department. He was selected to become the department’s Public Information Officer, building an incredibly strong bond between the community and the police department.

In May of 2018 he was promoted to Detective. During his tenure with the Clarkstown Police Department he was assigned to numerous details, including a member of the Critical Incident Response Team as a police sniper, field training officer, department’s budget assessment team, and Supervisor of the department’s Records Department. He also served in many roles in the Clarkstown PBA.

He retired from the Clarkstown Police Department in January of 2020 when he was appointed as the Chief Criminal Investigator of the Rockland County District Attorney’s Office. He oversees approximately 30 investigators and support staff and acts as the liaison to all outside police agencies to ensure the District Attorney’s Office is working effectively and efficiently with its partners.

Chief Walker served honorably in the United States Navy for 26 years retiring as a Chief Petty Officer.

Photo by Rockland County District Attorney’s Office

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VIDEO: Fire Departments Across Rockland County Respond to Structure Fire at the Slinn Ave Apt Complex in Spring Valley

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SPRING VALLEY, NY – Fire Departments from across Rockland County responded to a structure fire around 5:30 am on Sunday at the Slinn Ave Apt Complex located at 63 West Street in Spring Valley. This is a developing story and we will update this article when more information is available.

Video by Rockland Buff

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