In Memory of our K-9 Partners

In Memoriam: Dedicated to the K-9ís who are no longer with us, who search among the rubble and debris to find the survivors of natural and manmade disasters.


Abby

Born: May, 1997

Died: August, 2007

Team Affiliation(s):
Maryland Task Force 1 (MD-TF1)

Handler: Joe Clawson

Background: Disaster search dog deployed on several hurricane missions, NIH parking lot collapse, Pentagon terroris act and LaPlata, MD F-4 tornado


Ondo

Born: October, 1998

Died: December, 2009

Team Affiliation(s):
Virginia Task Force 1 (VA-TF1)

Handler: Ron Sanders

Background: Disaster search dog deployed to numerous missions including Haiti school collapse (2008)


Willow

Born: October, 1994

Died: August, 2009

Team Affiliation(s):
Pennsylvania Task Force 1 (PA-TF1)

Handler: Bobbie Snyder

Background: Disaster search dog deployed on several missions including Hurricane Floyd (1999), World Trade Center terrorist attack (2001), Hurricane Katrina (2005)


Alley

Born: October, 1998

Died: August, 2008

Team Affiliation(s):
Bay Area Recovery Canines

Handler: Heather Roche

Background: Air Scent Search Dog in wilderness - lost person; cadaver, land & water Deployed on numerous missions included Pentagon recovery effort (2001), LaPlata, MD F-4 tornado (2002), Space Shuttle Columbia recovery effort (2003), Hurricane Katrina (2005)


Jolie

Born: August, 1994

Died:

Team Affiliation(s):
Mid-Atlantic D.O.G.S.

Handler: Allen Rossi

Background: Air Scent Search Dog in wilderness - lost person; cadaver, land & water Deployed on numerous missions included Hurricane Floyd (1999), Pentagon recovery effort (2001), College Park, MD F-3 tornado (2001)


Nero v hous safko

Born: December, 1997

Died: September, 2007

Team Affiliation(s):
Virginia Task Force 1 (VA-TF1) & Search and Rescue Dogs of Maryland

Handler: Elizabeth Kreitler

Background: Disaster search dog deployed to the Pentagon (2001) in the aftermath of a Terrorist Act, Hurricane Katrina (2005), and F4 tornado in LaPlata, MD


Morning Glory

Born: December, 1994

Died: April, 2007

Team Affiliation(s):
Mid-Atlantic D.O.G.S.

Handler: Jane Servais

Background: Air Scent Search Dog in wilderness - lost person; cadaver, land & water; and evidence. Deployed to the Pentagonís Evidence Recovery Unit (2001) in the aftermath of a terrorist act and College Park, MD F-3 tornado (2001).


Kinsey

Born: April, 1998

Died: January, 2007

Team Affiliation(s):
Texas Task Force 1 (TX-TF1)

Handler: Bob Deeds

Background: Disaster search dog deployed to numerous missions including World Trade Center (2001) and Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, & Ivan.


Jake

Born: February, 1995

Died: December, 2006

Team Affiliation(s):
Maryland Task Force 1 (MD-TF1)

Handler: Sam Balsam

Background: Disaster search dog deployed on two train derailments, Rockville, MD parking lot collapse, Pentagon terrorist act (2001), LaPlata, MD F-4 tornado (2002)


Thunder

Born: September, 1989

Died: August, 2004

Team Affiliation(s):
Maryland Task Force 1 (MD-TF1)

Handler: Robert Sessions

Background: Disaster search dog deployed on numerous missions including Oklahoma City (1995), Hurricane Floyd (1999), Pentagon (2001), and 2 train derailments


Sheridan

Born: April, 1994

Died: January, 2004

Team Affiliation(s):
Virginia Task Force 1 (VA-TF1)

Handler: Chris Holleyman

Background: Disaster search dog deployed on numerous missions including hurricanes, Pentagon terrorist act (2001), LaPlata, MD F-4 tornado (2002)


Bear

Born: May, 1993

Died: September, 2003

Team Affiliation(s):
Pennsylvania Task Force 1 (PA-TF1)

Handler: John Gilkey

Background: Disaster search dog deployed to World Trade Center (2001) in the aftermath of a Terrorist Act


Garret vom Marinik

Born: April, 1992

Died: August, 2002

Team Affiliation(s):
Virginia Task Force 1 (VA-TF1) & Search and Rescue Dogs of Maryland

Handler: Elizabeth Kreitler

Background: Disaster search dog deployed to numerous missions such as embassy bombing in Nairobi, Kenya, Izmit and Duzce earthquakes in Turkey.