Heroic K9 Sacrifices Life in Line of Duty: Demand Justice in Tragic Armed Robbery Case

Target: Pima County District Attorney Laura Conover
Goal: Seek maximum for men accused of brutally killing police dog.

A dedicated K-9 deputy, Kenzo, lost his life in the line of duty while bravely assisting in the apprehension of an armed robbery suspect. The suspect, allegedly armed and dangerous, was located in a fenced commercial yard. K-9 Kenzo, a loyal and fearless member of the force, was deployed to track down the suspect. When deputies lost contact with Kenzo, they entered the yard to discover him apparently stabbed. The suspect was apprehended, but the heroic K-9 Kenzo succumbed to his injuries.

Cody Bartlett, the alleged perpetrator, has been taken into custody on suspicion of armed robbery, aggravated robbery, and the egregious act of harming a service animal. Additionally, Juan Tacho was arrested in connection to this case, facing charges of armed robbery, aggravated robbery, and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

This heart-wrenching incident highlights the immense sacrifices that our dedicated law enforcement officers and their loyal K-9 partners make every day. K-9 Kenzo’s courageous actions exemplify the unwavering commitment to protect and serve our communities. The alleged actions of Bartlett and Tacho not only resulted in the loss of a valued member of law enforcement but also posed a grave threat to public safety.

We, the undersigned, urge you, the Pima County District Attorney, to pursue the maximum legal penalties allowable by law for Cody Bartlett and Juan Tacho. These alleged crimes, including the armed robbery, aggravated robbery, and the fatal harming of a service animal, demand a swift and just response. This tragedy should serve as a stark reminder that those who commit such heinous acts must be held accountable for their actions.


Dear District Attorney Conover,

I am writing to express my deepest condolences for the tragic loss of K-9 Kenzo, a brave member of the law enforcement community who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. The recent incident involving the alleged stabbing of K-9 Kenzo during the apprehension of an armed robbery suspect has left our community in mourning, and has prompted me to reach out to you directly.

The heroic actions of K-9 Kenzo serve as a poignant reminder of the selfless dedication exhibited by our law enforcement officers and their invaluable animal partners. It is crucial that we honor his memory by ensuring that justice is pursued vigorously in this case. I implore you to utilize the full extent of your authority to seek the maximum legal penalties against Cody Bartlett and Juan Tacho for their alleged involvement in the armed robbery, aggravated robbery, and the heartrending act of harming a work/service animal.

The loss of K-9 Kenzo not only affects those directly involved but resonates deeply within our community, reminding us of the daily sacrifices made by our law enforcement officers to protect and serve. It is imperative that those responsible for this tragedy face the consequences of their alleged actions. Your dedication to upholding the principles of justice is greatly appreciated, and we trust that you will do everything in your power to ensure that K-9 Kenzo’s legacy is honored with a thorough and just legal process.

Thank you for your unwavering commitment to justice. Our community stands united in seeking accountability for this heart-wrenching incident. We trust that you will handle this case with the gravity and diligence it deserves.

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Pima County Sheriff’s Office

One Comment

  1. Sherry Akridge says:

    Give the maximum penalty allowed to the two men that took the life of Deputy K-9 Kenzo. He made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. My heart goes out to everyone that worked with him and loved him.

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