Edmonds police announce death of K9 Hobbs


The Edmonds Police Department announced “with great sadness” Monday the passing of retired police dog Hobbs on July 29. K9 Hobbs officially retired in January of this year. Since then, he had lived with Edmonds Police Sgt. Jason Robinson and his family.

According to police spokesperson Cmdr. Josh McClure, Hobbs last week “endured a medical event, the latest in a series for the 12-year-old German Shepherd. Sgt. Robinson transported K9 Hobbs to veterinary care and was with him when he passed away.”

Hobbs came to the Edmonds Police Department in September 2013 from Germany. He retired as a 10-year veteran of the department after helping locate nearly 300 suspects or items of evidence in his career. “Sgt. Robinson and Hobbs were a valuable asset to Edmonds and Snohomish County public safety,” McClure said.

  1. Awwwe.
    Such sad news.
    Our hearts and paws are heavy over this news.
    May the God of all creation comfort you during this time of sorrow and give you hope knowing Hobbs is in Heaven leaping and running free!
    Thank you for all your love, care, and sacrifice with Hobbs!

  2. I’ve met Hobbs, and very much appreciated his beauty and long service to our community. This is very sad news. Condolences to Sgt. Robinson and the EPD.

  3. Hobbs was a beauty. He will be missed by all. Enjoy your life in Heaven where you will find joy and freedom from life’s challenges. We all appreciate you. You will never be forgotten.

  4. RIP, our canine Friend. Job well done. May you find peace and your human Partner remember the good times.

  5. So very sorry for your loss, Sgt. Robinson. You made such an excellent presentation to the Community Edmonds Police Department Academy earlier this year (I attended), and I felt like you and Officer Hobbs were such wonderful working partners for so long.

    Thank you for your dedication and hard work with your partner and friend. Again, so very sorry.

  6. Dogs are truly amazing with unconditional love and devotion. Very glad Hobbs was able to spend some retired years with his family. Thank you Hobbs and deep condolences to the Robinson Family and EPD for your loss.

  7. I would like to see a Hobbs memorial sculpture created. Any artists interested and start a gofundme account.

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