PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. (970 WFLA) – The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office and Clearwater Police Department honored six fallen police canines at its annual service.
It took place at CurlewHillsMemoryGardensPetCemetery in PalmHarbor.
K-9 Sirius was killed during the September 11th attacks. Years of Service 2000-2001
Handler: Lt. David W. Lim, LaGuardia Airport Command, NY/NJ Port Authority Police Department Sirius was an Explosives Detection K-9 and an honorary addition to this memorial
K-9 Vader, Years of Service 2002-2009
Handler: Deputy Rick Tapia, Pinellas County Sheriff's Office Vader was a Patrol and Explosive Detection K-9
K-9 Jester, Years of Service 2004-2011
Handler: Deputy Steve Elrod, Pinellas County Sheriff's Office Jester was a Patrol and Narcotics Detection K-9
K-9 Deuce, Years of Service 2004-2010
Handler: Sergeant James Vickers, Pinellas County Sheriff's Office Deuce was a Patrol and Narcotics Detection K-9
K-9 Thor, Years of Service 1974-1977 & 1981-1983
Handler: Lt. Norman Romanosky, Pinellas County Sheriff's Office (Retired) Thor was a Patrol K-9
K-9 Dodge, Years of Service 2003-2007
Handler: Lt. Eric Gandy, Clearwater Police Department Dodge was a Patrol K-9