Well done Chief Richardson and Newman Police Department, you guys are fantastic. Thank you so much for showing so much compassion and kindness.
This is an example of what a first-class police department is all about. Even the smallest things in life bring happiness and I’m sure this act of kindness will help Corporal Ronil Singh‘s family tremendously.
“I will not take another member of that family from them,” Newman Police Chief Randy Richardson said.
— Blue Lives Matter (@bluelivesmtr) January 1, 2019
Newman Police Department K9 Sam, the four-legged partner of slain Newman Police Corporal Ronil Singh, will be retiring from the force to live out her days in the company of the corporal’s widow and five-month-old son.
“Sam is already back home, with the Singh family, where Sam belongs,” Newman Police Chief Randy Richardson said during an emotional press conference on Thursday.
Although K9 Sam would likely be able to work for several more years, the department believes it is best for her to retire and remain with her family, he said.
“I will not take another member of that family from them,” Chief Richardson told reporters.
K9 Sam, who was on duty with Cpl. Singh at the time of the fatal altercation, was not injured during the attack.
“When I pulled Sam out of the car, [she] was wearing a Mrs. Claus outfit that he had put on her,” Chief Richardson said. “It’s just the kind of guy he was…Just to bring smiles to people’s faces.”
He imagined that Cpl. Singh would have loved having K9 Sam conduct a narcotics search in her festive outfit.
“He probably would’ve thought it was funny,” the chief said. More
Kudos to Newman Police Chief Randy Richardson for being a real class act, and doing what’s right for Corporal Singh’s family, so they don’t have to worry about losing a second member of their family, and also for Sam the K9 who also lost his best friend in Corporal Singh.