Memorials to Fallen K-9s
The F.A.S.T. Co. donates sets of memorial cards to all partners 
 I need your help to inform me of such losses.

Dept. addresses available for those who want to send condolences to officers. See below

In Loving Memory of
September 29, 2000

Handler:  Trooper George Kantor
Florida Highway Patrol
Fort Myers District

K-9 Harry started his career on October 4, 1989, as one of the original canines from the New Wheels On The Road Program, which expanded the Florida Highway Patrol's Contraband Interdiction Program to an additional 25 teams. K-9 Harry was under the direction of Trooper George Kantor and was assigned to the Fort Myers District. K-9 Harry had a great social disposition and would lean up against you while you gave him the attention he desired. K-9 Harry had a very distinguished career and was responsible for alerts to 12,000 pounds of marijuana and a significant cash seizure of $492,000. K-9 Harry was retired from active duty service on March 1, 1999, and remained in the care of the Kantor family until he died on September 29, 2000.
submitted by Bobby Earls

In Loving Memory of
July 7, 2000

Handler: Sheriff's Officer Brian Howarth
Union County Sheriff's Office
Union County New Jersey
 Elizabeth Town Plaza   Elizabeth, NJ 07207 
 (908) 527-4450 

K-9 Hanna was my first partner. We were teamed up in early January of 2000 and were off to our 16 week training. My wife and I had our first child, Timmy, in February. K-9 Hanna was right there to welcome her new 'brother' home. We continued in our training during the day, while it was exhausting for both of us, Hanna still came home at night to lay by Timmy's crib and watch over him. Hanna and I graduated from out Patrol training on June 16th of 2000. We took to the streets immediately that night chasing two suspects on, hours after graduation. She was a great partner, friend and family member, always ready to work at a moments notice. Two weeks after graduation, Hanna's attitude changed. She was always tired, didn't want to eat, but she still wanted to work. She was diagnosed with stomach/intestinal cancer only two weeks after graduation. She passed away on July 7th 2000. Now she would be keeping watch on our son, Timmy from above. She is still greatly missed by us.

I did get a new K-9 partner 2 weeks after her death. K-9 Udo. We  have been inseparable since that day. K-9 Hanna now sits on a shelf in our living room on the same wall she always liked to lay by. Her picture also hangs right above it with her bright new shiny badge hanging over it. I will forward a copy of that picture as soon as I can get it scanned into my computer. Thanks for listening to my story.