February 11, 2009: "Benno" passed away on Wednesday, February 11, 2009. "Benno" spent the couple of years with Jess Quidachay, of the Kansas Department of Corrections. "Benno" was originally trained and assigned to KPDA Trainer Rick Elliott and after Rick's passing, "Benno" retired with Quidachay. He served a number of years with the Kansas Department of Corrections before his retirement. "Benno" apparenty had kidney failure, which ultimately lead to his death.