Badge # 17
Authority Police Department NYNJ
on the PAPD
all 37 employess who lost their lives on 9/11/01
PBA has set up a separate fund specifically for
purpose of aiding and assisting the survivors.
deductible donations may be made to:
Hess, National Executive Director
United States Police Canine Association, Inc.
Box 80, Springboro, Ohio 4506 -
Lim with SOLO, brother of Sirius.
September and on and on, Dave was doing charity work, and sharing
I gave Sirius' cards to Gov-elect McGreevy,
Barrymore, Whoopi Goldberg, Dennis Quaid,
Assante, Dennis Leary, Ed Burns & Robert DeNiro
over the last couple of days, mostly charity work.
"Out on a" Lim
K-9 pin is being sold to help raise funds for a Memorial for Sirius to
be erected in Liberty Park, NJ. They sell for $10.00 each. Please click
the pin to visit Lapel Pins & More
more information. Click on pin for more information.
for K-9 Sirius Webpage Awards
Annual Blue Mass on Nov. 8 took on additional meaning this year in the
aftermath of Sept. 11. The Mass honoring fallen officers is held each
at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, 89 Ridge St. Newark.
was celebrated by Most Rev. John Joseph Myers, Archbishop Newark.
order laminated Sirius memorial cards
Sirius Got His Name
- Related: Stars
, or Dog Star, brightest star in the sky. It is located in the
Canis Major (1992 position R.A. 6 h 44.8 m , Dec. 16°42); its Bayer
designation is Alpha Canis Majoris. Sirius [Gr.,scorching],
an apparent magnitude of 1.45, is exceeded in brightness only by
the sun, the moon, and Venus and by Mars and Jupiter at their
brightness. A white, main-sequence star of spectral class A1 V,
is about twice the size of the sun and about 20 times as luminous. It
also one of the nearest stars, lying at a distance of 8.7
so that it has been studied extensively. From an analysis of its
F. W. Bessel concluded (1844) that it had an unseen companion, which
later (1862) confirmed by observation. The companion, Sirius B,
a white-dwarf star and has also been the object of considerable
because it is the first white dwarf whose spectrum was found to exhibit
a gravitational red shift as predicted by the general theory of
was made to honor
brave WTC K-9s who did SAR work @ WTC
will always love my partner.
helped me search trucks entering
WTC for Explosives.
left him in his kennel
help rescue people in Tower #1.
may be a dog to most,
he was a 'friend' to me."
Got By Us"
Lim was in the K-9 office in the basement of the WTC and heard the
on an upper floor. Thinking it was a bomb that had exploded David put
K-9 Sirius in the dog crate and told him to stay, he was going to
David told K-9 Sirius, "one [bomb] must have gotten by us." Officer Lim
had no idea of what had actually occurred or how the world was rapidly
changing for all of us. The officer started up the stair way directing
people out and reached about the 44th. floor when he heard the second
The officer still did not have any idea what was happening and felt
missiles had hit the building. The building evacuation was under way
he was assisting several people down the staircase. Officer Lim
they could now hear the building collapsing and he was helping a female
down the staircase when the whole building came down around them. The
and others believe they were at about the 5th level in the stairwell
was partly standing after the collapse. The smell of jet fuel was heavy
and they elected to go up to the now top of the World Trade Center, the
sixth floor. They were eventually tossed ropes to get down and were
there way across the debris when small arms fire was heard. David
he first thought that a battle was under way and thought to himself he
was he going to get shot after living through the building collapse? It
was later found the small arms fire was ammunition that was stored that
was now being detonated by fire. David made several attempts to find a
way to get to the basement were K-9 Sirius was crated but was rebuffed
by fireman and officers now trying to secure the scene and set up
operations. His Canine Sirius #17 is still listed as missing.
Lim and Sirius were new members of the USPCA having joined in July of
year. They were members of Region 15 and had participated in
trials. Officer Lim told me that his department has had several offers
to replace his canine. He asked me to pass on to you all his sincerest
appreciation for all of your thoughts and prayers. We still hold out
and pray for those missing. Officer Lim told me that his
The New York Port Authority, are missing thirty-seven officers Plus
Sirius in this attack and he asked me to pass on the following
for anyone who wishes to make a contribution to his Department. The
Authority PBA is extremely grateful to all those who have offered
to our membership in this time of need. We have offers of financial
for the families of members of the Port Authority Police Department
by the World Trade Center disaster.
D.W. Lim October
Port Authority K-9 police officer DAVID LIM responded to the World
Center disaster on September 11, he brought along his trusty bomb
Labrador retriever, SIRIUS. But when he realized he'd be more effective
freehanded, Lim left his canine companion inside the building. "Nobody
thought these buildings would fall down," he told ET. "At that time, I
couldn't think of a safer place for Sirius to be than in the basement
I was up doing the rescues. Of course, now, when I look back, he
saved my life by just sitting there." Sirius perished in the tragedy,
David alone without his co-worker. "He's very special," said David.
dogs go home with us. So not only was he my partner, but he was also my
pet and my friend." The bond between canine and master is a
one. And while David realizes the human tragedy may overshadow the
of his dog, any pet owner can attest to the impact an animal makes on
daily lives. "We were very close. No matter where I went, he went.
I asked him to do, he did. He never complained. Sometimes we'd be
for long hours, searching hundreds of cars or trucks, and he'd just
at me like, 'What do you want me to do now?'" When Seventeen magazine
of David's situation, it decided to make a difference. Last Friday in
York City, in front of a roaring crowd, the K-9 police officer was
with a new dog, BUSTER, at the 9th Annual Seventeen's Star Showcase, a
charitable event for 3,000 teens now benefiting New York City Disaster
Relief. During the uplifting event, featuring concert performances by
CRUSH and 3LW, plus fall and holiday fashion shows by Seventeen's Style
Squad, David took the stage with his family and was presented with his
new pooch. "This is a fine example of a new beginning," David said.
talks about September 11. Let's talk about the future. The future is a
new dog that I'll be working with,
be just as good as my buddy, Sirius."
Buster is NOT Dave's new dog! He belongs to Kevin
dog could ever take the place of Sirius in Dave's heart.