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On July 15, 2007 Axle and I were involved in a serious on duty collision while responding to a commercial burglary in progress. Webmaster Dara Flores graciously stepped in with this page to help keep family and friends updated on our condition. She chronicled  events as they occurred and I decided to leave this history of our year of trials and tribulations up for those interested. 

With the grace of God, Axle and I both survived and recovered, returning to full service duty. We are eternally grateful to all, especially to my family, for the immense support, faith, and prayers that followed us during this part or our journey in life.



July 16, 2007

Everett officer badly hurt in wreck  The Everett Herald

Everett officer in critical condition following collision  KING5 News

Everett officer, police dog injured in crash with SUV  Seattle PI

Everett officer remains in critical condition after crash  KOMO4 TV

Injured Everett police officer out of hospital  The Everett Herald

Police partners recovering  The Everett Herald

 Axel Update  KIRO TV News Seattle

Everett K-9 officer endures slow recovery after crash Northwest Cable News


August 28, 2007

Officer injured in crash plans to go back to work  Komo News

View Axel Update


November 14, 2007

 Sentencing Articles on the person that hit Suzanne November 14, 2007    November 15, 2007


December 20, 2007

Suzanne Receives Purple Heart

Awards go to Everett's Finest

Click here to watch the KING5 News clip! 

Click here to read the Herald.net article too!

Heroes Video Presentation  




On the evening of July 15, 2007, Suzanne was involved in an auto collision while responding to an on-duty burglary call. Suzanne's K-9 partner, "Axel" was also injured in the crash and has been treated for a broken leg.

For more information about his Suzanne and Axel's ordeal, please see the following news links (to left)

For those of us that know Suzanne, she's a pretty special K-9 and Schutzhund handler and trainer, decoy/helper, GSD breeder, police officer, partner and friend ...among many other things. She has touched the lives of countless people in numerous communities. Your thoughts and prayers are much appreciated by Suzanne and her family as they deal with such a traumatic event.

Please check back for updates and to find out where to send cards and flowers should you wish to do so.

Thank you,
Dara Flores - Web Support
von Grunheide German Shepherds
(Last Update: August 2, 2007 -- 7:31am)

August 2, 2007

Suzanne is out of Harbourview Medical Center and in a rehabilitation hospital in Everett for at least the next month.

A recovery fund for Suzanne and Axle has been opened through the Everett Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Foundation in association with Bank of America. Donations can be made at any Bank of America branch.

For Suzanne's dog related clients, it is "business as usual" at the kennels for dog food etc. Suzanne's kennel help is assisting with orders and any dog related needs fokls may have. 

Suzanne is now able to communicate with her clients and friends.
More infomation on its way as I hear it from "The Boss Woman" herself.

Dara Flores - Web Support
von Grunheide German Shepherds
(Last Update: August 2, 2007 -- 9:36am)

 August 16, 2007

Hello Everyone!

There has been some confustion regarding how people can donate to the recovery fund for Suzanne. Some of her treatment is not covered by insurance so friends, family, and supporters are coming together to help.

If you would like to help Suzanne, contributions to her recovery fund may be made by visiting any Bank of America branch. When making a donation, be sure to mention the following information so that the funds get to the right place.

BofA Account #: 36472504
Originating Bank: Bank of America, Everett Mall Branch

Everett Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Foundation Suzanne Eviston & Axle

Dara Flores - Web Support
von Grunheide German Shepherds
(Last Update: August 16, 2007 -- 9:51pm)


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