Memorial Service for K-9 Daisy of Dade County Sheriff Department Held at Courthouse


A memorial service was held at Dade County Courthouse on April 20th to honor K9 Daisy of the Dade County Sheriff’s Department, who passed on April 4th.

Her partner, Sergeant Chad Payne had the following to say about her on the Sheriff’s Office Facebook page:

“Words can’t describe how heartbroken I am that we’ve lost our sweet Daisy.

She was with me nearly 24/7 for the last 4 years. She was fearless, sweet, and one of the most talented K9’s I’ve ever seen. I have no doubt that she would have laid her life down for any one of her brothers/sisters, and wouldn’t have regretted it a bit.

Only K9 Handlers know the bond they share between themselves and their partner. I will forever remember her, and miss her. Not only me, but my entire family, especially my 12 year old son Landon. He was the only person she wanted to be with, besides myself.

She was gone way too quick, and way too soon.

A huge thanks to Dade County Animal Hospital and Animal Emergency & Specialty Center of Chattanooga for everything they did for her the last few days. Also an even bigger thanks to everyone at Dade County Sheriff’s Office (especially Sheriff Ray Cross), for giving me the privilege of sharing life with her for the last 4 years.

Also, thank you to everyone who has reached out to me in the last few days. I’ve had departments/organizations from all over the country sending their condolences. The calls, texts, and messages have truly helped.”

The service was led by Chaplain Rex Mayo and attended by Sheriff Ray Cross, Representative Mike Cameron, and a number of K9 Handlers from other departments who attended to pay respects to Daisy.
The staff of the Mountain Valley Independent sends its condolences to Sergeant Payne and love to everyone whose lives Daisy touched.

by Orey Yates