OMaywood Police Department’s trusted Bloodhound K9, Remi, has passed away, leaving behind an unbreakable legacy. During her time with the New Jersey police force, she used her powerful nose to sniff out hundreds of missing people, including children and missing Alzheimer’s patients, as well as tracked down violent criminals. Remi had formed an unbreakable bond with her partner/dad, Detective Christopher Nichols, and was an ambassador for her breed.
Nichols shared the heartbreaking news on the department’s Facebook page, stating that Remi had been diagnosed with metastatic pancreatic cancer, and he had to make the most painful decision of his life. Remi spent her final days being spoiled by her family and died in Nichols’ arms early Sunday morning.
Remi was an essential part of the community and the police force, bridging the gap between law enforcement and the community on nearly a daily basis. Nichols wrote, “There is a hole in our hearts that will never be filled, and our family is forever changed. We miss her terribly already.”
The former Assistant Director at the School of Criminal Justice at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Patrick Reynolds, expressed his condolences to Nichols, stating that Nichols and his K9 partners brought great acclaim, professionalism, and pride to the Maywood Police Department. Remi was a big hit as a guest lecturer at Reynolds’ Criminal Justice classes at FDU. The impact of crimes solved, fugitives located, and families reunited cannot be accurately measured.
K9 Remi will always be remembered as a hero and a vital member of the Maywood Police Department.