Here you will find an assortment of photos for K-9 Leon and
a video of him on vacation in Showlow, Arizona.
Many people don't often get to see the off duty side of a Police Working Dog's
daily life. Although his life was cut short, K-9 Leon lived a good life. He had a playful spirit and enjoyed
living with Officer Lafontaine's family, becoming as much a part of them as he
was a loyal and courageous member of the Mesa Police Department. He is greatly
missed by Officer Lafontaine, his family, The Mesa Police Department and by all
who knew him.
K-9 Leon on Vacation in Showlow, Arizona, in December of 2006
Home Improvement With K-9 Leon
Officer Lafontaine was building an Arizona room in his house.
K-9 Leon wanted to help. While Officer Lafontaine was applying a skim coat of
spackling mud to the newly installed sheetrock, K-9 Leon decided he would give
the walls a nice "Brushed Look" using his fur coat. Here K-9 Leon proudly shows
his handler how he skimmed off the excess spackling compound from the walls.
K-9 Leon not so happily getting a bath to remove the spackling
compound from his coat.
K-9 Leon and Officer Lafontaine competing at the 4th Annual
Desert Dog Police K-9 Trials in April of 2006.
Officer Lafontaine & K-9 Leon ready to patrol the streets of
Watch the video of K-9 Leon on vacation in Showlow, Arizona,
as he attempts to get someone to throw a ball in the frigid lake so he can jump
in and fetch it. One of K-9 Leon's favorite things to do off duty was to go
swimming in Officer Lafontaine's backyard pool.
If you wish to make a
donation to the Arizona Police K-9 Memorial in Memory of K-9 Leon, please
send checks to the address listed below. Funds will be used to add K-9
Leon's name to the K-9 Memorial at Wesley Bolin Plaza, in addition to the
upkeep of the K-9 Memorial and this web site.
Arizona Police K-9 Memorial
3370 N. Hayden Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251