Vohne Liche Kennels - Memorials

Thoughts of all K-9 handlers.

K-9 Handlers have a very special relationship with their dogs and over time that grows. They feel a great loss when something happens to their partner. This section is dedicated to those gone but not forgotten....

"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion."

K-9 Cobra


k 9 cobra1Handler Todd Haller.

In July of 2001 K-9 Cobra arrived at Vohne Liche Kennels, located in Denver, IN. On September 20th, 2001 Cobra was selected to be part of Terre Haute’s K-9 team by Officer’s Haller, Worley, Parker and John. He worked the city streets from September 2001 to June 1st. 2007. K-9 Cobra and his handler, Todd Haller, competed annually against teams from around the world in the K-9 Olympics held in Northern Indiana. In 2002 Cobra took 1st place in the vehicle search for narcotics event. In 2005 Cobra and his handler accompanied Officer John and his partner Schibes, and Officer Worley and his partner Cinto, to take 1st place overall in Narcotics searches. In 2006 Cobra took 2nd place in the building search for man.

While working our city streets, Cobra assisted in making 291 arrests out of 1146 contacts during his tours of duty with 15 physical apprehensions.

Cobra’s drug seizures amounted to 5087 grams of narcotics worth a street value of $62,776 found during searches.

On one occasion, K-9 Cobra pursued a fleeing felon after an extensive vehicle pursuit, apprehending the suspect and disabling him from shooting Officer Haller, who had fallen and dislocated his shoulder. The officers found a loaded handgun in each front pocket after the suspect was secured.

"Our hats are off to a great warrior of God’s creation."






K9 Roxey

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It is with great sadness that I report K9 Roxey (K91), my best friend, my first partner, and the University of Illinois Police Department's first K9 has passed away. In the last 2 weeks, Roxey's health began to fail. We were able to spend time together playing ball and then just being together.
I know that the last ride in the squad meant a lot to her and me.
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K9 Schibes


k 9 schibesHandler Terry John.

1999- Arrived from Russia to be partnered with Officer Terry John.
2002- Along with handler Terry John, received T.H.P.D. Officers Of The Year.
2006- Retires From Active Duty.

Schibes arrived at the Terre Haute Police Department in 1999 and after a somewhat rocky adolescence became the partner and best friend of handler Terry John. A protector, a playmate, and an officer through and through, for seven years he gave everything he had to his partner and his community.
While on the job, Schibes assisted in 48 apprehensions, 475 arrests, and seizure of almost half a million dollars in narcotics, as well as 150 pounds of marijuana.

"He will never be forgotten but will be forever remembered."