Retired K-9 Borris Passes Away

Retired Douglas County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Borris has passed away peacefully at his home. Borris served the Douglas County Sheriff's Office as my partner between March 2005 and October 2012 and he did so without fear or reservation. He was selfless, obedient, and sweet-natured. He caught many bad guys, solved many crimes, and made Douglas County a little bit safer for the citizens, but more importantly, for the other officers who served beside us.

K-9 Borris

Borris served as a member of the patrol division and the SWAT team as well as assisting the investigations and detentions divisions when requested. During his working years, and since he retired, Borris was a member of my family, standing guard, making us feel safe, and bringing joy to our lives. Borris fell ill to bladder cancer about a year ago and underwent chemo and other treatments which helped extend his life. He took the treatments like the champ he always was; stoic and heroic.

He will be greatly missed in this world.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank my wife, Gina Rocca Kaufman, Borris' veterinarians, Dr. Kimberly Vanderholm, Dr. David Swieckowski, Dr. Cindy Alsobrook, and the whole staff at Franktown Animal Clinic and Animal Emergency & Specialty Center in Parker for taking such good care of Borris over the years.

I leave you with this poem by an unknown author which sums up Borris:

“My eyes are your eyes, to watch and protect you and yours. My ears are your ears, to hear and detect evil minds in the dark. My nose is your nose, to scent the invader of your domain. And so you may live, my life is also yours.”

Borris, we love and miss you so much buddy.

K-9 Officer Preservation Fund

The K-9 Officer Preservation Fund (KOP Fund) ensures every DCSO K-9 receives the same high level of care and compassion throughout their retirement.