Ein Hund, der Dir
in deine Hand gegeben ,
behüte ihn vor Leid und Schmerz.
Er hat so gut wie du ein Leben,
in seiner Brust schlägt auch ein Herz !
Du bist es der den Hund benützet,
bedenke es in jeder Stund.
In aller Not er Dich beschützet.
Dein guter treuer Schäferhund !
Bobby E.Earls- 2009
A dog that was given into your hands,
shelter him from sorrow and pain.
He has a life just like you
In his chest too, beats a heart
You are the one that uses the dog
remember this in every hour
He will protect you from all harm
Your good and faithful German Shepherd Dog !
Special Agent Bobby E. Earls
K-9 SAR - FEMA - CONRAIL K-9
15 Richmond Dr. Norton, MA
"Trooper II" ret. August, 1999.
Taken from Rail Cop - Spring 1999 Newsletter
"EVEN THE DOGS CRIED....."
Special Agent Bobby
Earls & K-9 Trooper II, joined the search for 9 year old Cory Anderson
in a severe snowstorm. Conrail Railroad Police Special Agent Bobby
Earls, in full dress uniform stood at attention with nearly 100 fellow
officers and firefighters as the casket of 9 year old Cory Anderson was
carried into Holy Cross Church in Easton MA in early March. It was cold
and blustery, but the weather was nearly spring like compared to that
Friday just 5 days earlier when Earls and his dog, Trooper were called
in to search for Corey in a fierce snowstorm. The boy had left his home
on a wooded dead end near Winnecunnet Pond in Norton on a Thursday
afternoon to look for the family's golden retriever during a heavy
snowstorm. The dog showed up at a neighbor's about an hour later, but
Corey, wearing a Boston Bruins jacket and his bother's boots, never
returned. The 4th grader's disappearance triggered a massive search
involving nearly 500 local and state police, firefighters, volunteers,
airboats, & helicopters. The Norton Police contacted Earls, who had
worked Search & rescue missions with various area police and sheriff's
departments in the past. "The terrain was against us from the start, "
Earls said. "There were streams, a lakes and some cranberry bogs. They
ended up draining the bogs. But he wasn't there." Earls and Trooper II,
both certified by FEMA in search & rescue work, teamed up with officers
from the Department of Environmental Police and a state police
helicopter to search a heavily wooded area. Their efforts continued
unabated for 32 hours through a later winter storm that would dump
nearly a foot of snow on the eastern part of the state. "By Saturday, it
didn't look good," the 7 year Conrail veteran remembered. "We started to
think the worst. There was also some thought that he might have been
abducted. I-495 runs right by the area." That Sunday broke clear and
cold, but with the good weather came the bad news. A state trooper
aboard a boat spotted the yellow sleeves of Corey's Bruins jacket.
Searchers on shore found him curled in the fetal position along a
riverbank just 300 yards from his home. He had died of hypothermia. "The
area had been searched before," says Earls. "We probably missed him
because of the snow. Once it stopped and the sun came out, it was easier
to spot Corey's jacket." The discover took its toll on the searchers.
"Harden troopers and other law enforcement personnel had frozen tears
on their cheeks as they loaded Corey into the body bag," earls recalled,
himself choking up at the memory. "Even the dogs cried." The railroad
special agent and his fellow officers and firefighters would not be able
to attend the actual services due to the large number of mourners, so
they bid farewell to Cory in their own way - 100 white gloved hands
snapped a salute to the 9 year old as the casket carrying his body
passed by. "I was honored to represent the Conrail Police Dept. in the
search for Corey and at his wake and funeral." Earls said, "I'd do it
over again 100 times." K-9 Trooper II retired later that year in August.
Kori's all grown up - Sept.
UPDATE - 2008
in on March 6,2008 of Level One Auxiliary Trooper Bobby E. Earls by
newly promoted Capt. Mike Burroughs as Auxiliary Major Byrne looks on.
Trooper Earls has a total of 27 yrs combined Law Enforcement and as a
recognized K-9 Handler & Special Agent, and says even though retired it
never gets out of your blood police work, and the dedicated Troopers Of
The Florida Highway Patrol & Auxiliary are the best there are, and its
my pleasure to assist them and the citizens of Florida. He & K-9 Kori
reside in Ocala and are assigned to Troop B Ocala Station.
UPDATE - 2009
In Loving Memory of
December 17, 2001 - July 5, 2009
Handler: Bobby Earl -
Reserve Trooper -
Please see also on 2009 - K
My beloved best friend Kori passed over to Rainbow Bridge on July
5th, Sunday. As you may recall he had a pancreatic disorder to which
he had been under medication for it for last 3 years and was doing
well. He was gaining his weight back a bit, he was 67 Lbs when we
moved to Florida three years ago.
His most recent Vet check up, prior to us driving up
to Massachusetts last week, he was 56 Lbs and blood work was much
better a little on anemic side. Vet said getting better with B-12
shots weekly and he played and ate like horse, he did very well on
car trip up 1,345 miles we arrived late last Wednesday, around
900PM, Thursday, Friday. On Saturday he ate well played ball and
getting used to his new home here late Saturday night when he threw
up a bit of phlegm, I guess you could call it. He just was not
acting right went out to go poop and was okay. He played a bit but
would lay down on grass but showed no signs of pain etc. He came in
house and was very restless which was unusual. Sunday morning
he did not want water, nor his food. He loved to eat, so he went to
back slider and sat and almost fell over sideways. We brought
him right up to the Tuffts Vet School emergency clinic in Walpole
Mass. They took him ASAP. The vet said on a check of his gums
he is a sick dog and we need to triage him fast so off they went
with my beloved friend. After about 25 minutes, a vet
called us into a room and told us what was going on with him.
He had bloat, to which they put needle in to relieve this in tummy,
gave him some pain medication, but the vet said he had some blood in
his tummy and sepsis was present in his internal organs which she
said alone is very bad in a good condition of a dog but in his
present condition and past health problem with pancreatic his immune
system was very low and part of his lower intestine was damaged.
Bloat will twist tummy a bit cutting off blood supply a bit. She
said chance of him making it through surgery was slim, so we said
our good bye and held him and kissed him as he fell into sleep I
closed his eyes for last time and kissed him and told him his
duty here is over. Stand guard at Heavens Gate And Await me.
As you very well know the feeling LuLu and Bob, we are so heart
broken and lost without him. This big home, he enjoyed only a
few days. We will miss him dearly, but in our hearts we know
we did the right thing.
Bobby is retired as
a FHP Reserve trooper and K-9 Kori and Bobby are back living in
Thank You, Bobby
I GAVE MY BEST
I am a Trooper in a canine crew.
I have been trained to see it through.
When danger is near my ears perk up.
They taught me that when I was a pup.
I am often there to protect your rights,
My presence sometimes hinders fights,
I never attack with thought to kill,
When subduing one, my job I fulfill.
I never worry a single thought,
As to how I will fare at a certain spot.
The love I have for a handler's care,
Is all I need, each day to fare.
And if some day my luck turns bad,
I will relish the joys I have ever had.
To be with men who stand for good,
In a special kind of "brotherhood."
The story's end by now you know,
Of how I tried for a better show,
When I was called and I gave my all.
Memory Of K-9 Kori
Meet new puppy: FRITZ 2010
Loved and missed by
Marianne Crowell, West
Bait Kills Search-and-Rescue Dog, Service Dog
BY BRENT ISRAELSEN
- THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE
An illegal attempt
to kill predators resulted in the poisoning deaths of a
search-and-rescue dog and a service dog in the hills of Summit County. Wildlife
officials say the heavy doses in the poisoned bait also could have
killed an unknown number of wild animals,
including birds of prey.
tests confirmed that two dogs -- one a German shepherd rescue dog and
the other a Labrador trained to assist a handicapped woman -- fell
victim to strychnine-laced deer entrails most likely meant for
coyotes. The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources is investigating
several leads. The first confirmed poisoning occurred Sept. 9 in
Forest Meadow Ranch, a spread of private homes and mountain lots about
10 miles north of Park City. On that afternoon, the German shepherd,
Tasha, was training to become one of the elite Rocky Mountain Rescue
Dogs, which recently took part in the recovery work
at New York's
World Trade Center.
Coming down the
mountain after finding a "lost hiker" in a training exercise, Tasha came
across a pile of entrails and took a bite. Minutes later, the
17-month-old dog lost control of her hind legs. Then her entire body
seized up and she fell. Tasha's owner, West Jordan resident Marianne
Crowell, screamed for help and tried to soothe the frightened animal. On
the way to the animal hospital, Tasha died in Crowell's arms. A week
later, a Labrador companion dog named Lucy and her owner -- a Salt Lake
City woman who relies on dogs to alert her to her seizures and provide
her with medical syringes -- were hiking in the same area when her dog
ate some of the entrails, stumbled to the ground and later died. DWR
investigator officer Bruce Johnson said both dogs died within 20 minutes
of ingesting the deer entrails, which were heavily laced with
strychnine. "It was a hot enough dose that it will kill secondary
and tertiary animals [in the food chain] without question," which would
put predators and carrion feeders in danger, he said. David Lyman,
who was training Lucy, said he believes the poison is responsible for
the deaths of other wildlife. "We used to sit up there and watch hawks
and vultures all day long. After this, there wasn't a vulture in the
sky. We're sure it was because of the poison," Lyman said. Utah dog
trainers are shocked by the incident. "It's a sad story, let me tell
you," said David Perks, a Rocky Mountain dog handler who recently
returned from the World Trade Center site. Tasha's death "has been a
hard loss for Marianne and our group. When you lose one of these dogs,
it's like losing a person." Anyone with information about the
poisonings or other illegal predator-control activities in the area are
asked to call Johnson at 801-476-2740.
December 31, 1990-August 2,
Handler: R.Michael Brouse
formerly of Sagamore Hills
currently Metro Health Police
Ohio Police K-9 (Ret.) has passed away.
to honor Toby
Wednesday, August 8
at 10:00 AM at
Paws Awhile Pet
3426 Brush Rd.,
As his legacy, he
leaves behind 5 sons,
Cleveland, OH PD
Hills Twp., OHPD
City. OH PD
Twp., OH PD
“Neiko”—Bath Twp. ,
Above are working
police K-9’s, protecting & serving us all.
K9 handlers and
their partners were graveside, Aug. 8 as the music of Mariah Carey's
"Hero" was playing. A minister did a brief introduction and prayer. The
poem "Guardians Of The Night" was read and the country song, "If There
Hadn't Been You" was played. After prayers, a police bagpiper played as
ceremony ended. A beautiful service for our beautiful officer. I am
fortunate enough to have one of his daughters. We named her Misha (after
Mike Brouse) who gave her to me for work my husband and I did helping
with the formation of the SHPD K-9 unit and for fund raising to keep it
going. It was run by donations from businesses and residents from
Thomas, CMCA, AMS - Aries Management Corporation
Twp. Police Department
Sharon Hills, PA
Darby Police Department
7236 West Chester Pike
Upper Darby, PA 19082
General Business Phone: 610-352-7050
Administrative Phone: 610-734-7686
from police department & was age 13. Ruger is still in my heart and
Jaeger did have three puppies and we have Yago . I will send you a
picture. The day we picked up Yago, we took pictures of Grand Father
Toby, and then Jaeger and Yago, but the bad news the next day Toby got
very sick and could not walk so we took him to the vet and had to put
him down....But I think he waited for his grand son.... Who is now 11
months old and being trained as another police dog.... He was my first
K-9 dog... I am looking for a real good picture.... I am lucky because I
have his son Jaeger now working with me ... he is 6 years old and a
patrol and drug dog ... and I now have one of Jaegers sons. Yago, one
of them is 11 months who will also follow in his steps.
Fairfax Police Department
144 Bolinas Road
Police K-9 to join program
"Taz" a male German
Shepherd 8 years., had to be euthanized
4/26/01 due to
After six years of
searching buildings, capturing suspects, and walking in town parades,
Fairfax Police K9 Taz passed away this week due to kidney failure. The
eight year old male German Shepherd had been ill since Monday, said
Christopher Kaupe. Taz was euthanized at the Marin Humane Society on
Thursday after it was determined that the dog had an ailment that could
not be cured. Taz was the first dog to work with Fairfax Police. The K-9
worked with his partner Chris, assisting on calls, and also helped other
agencies over 60 times. Taz was described by co-workers as "dedicated
and sharp" and responsible for over 18 captures that would not have been
made without him. "Taz was much more than a police dog, he was a mascot
for the Fairfax Police force" said Kaupe. "When I would drive around
with Taz, children would yell his name, and ask to pet him. He really
will be missed." Taz had led the town parade celebrating the opening of
Little League just a month before his death.
- Fairfax police dog recovering after 30-foot fall
New partner, K9
Storm photo by: J. Reese, MHS
police dog is recuperating today at the Marin Humane Society after she
was seriously injured earlier this week by jumping 30 feet from a window
during a training session on Alcatraz Island. Storm, a 2½ year old
German shepherd partnered with K-9 handler and Fairfax police officer
Chris Kaupe, suffered a severe leg fracture that involved hours of
painstaking surgery to correct. Although she is expected to go home
tomorrow, the dog faces up to eight weeks of rehabilitation and an
uncertain future as a police dog if her leg doesn't heal property,
officials said. Kaupe said Wednesday that Storm had just finished
performing a bite maneuver, where she is directed by officers to clamp
down on a suspect ,when instead of coming back down the stairs from the
second floor of a structure used for training at the old prison, she ran
inside the building. "The only thing we could think of is she went to
look for further suspects," Kaupe said. Kaupe went up the stairs after
her, and tried to get her to heel, but the dog put her paws up on the
window's sill and looked down. "She looked around, she contemplated it,
she evaluated it and she thought she could do it," he recalled. "She
thought the easiest way down was to jump, and she jumped." Kaupe and
Novato police officer Matt Poore, another canine handler at the
training, watched in horror as the event unfolded before their eyes.
"This dog jumped 30 feet," Kaupe said. "We just couldn't believe it." On
the way down, she struck a metal grate. The frantic
officers performed first aid, and, after stabilizing her, strapped her
to a backboard and rushed to get her immediate care. With a fractured
distal femur, Storm underwent two hours of emergency surgery performed
by Dr. Andrew Sams, a veterinary orthopedic surgeon with an office in
Fairfax. It was a lengthy procedure since Storm had lost so much of the
bone, Sams said. "What makes it challenging is it splintered into
multiple pieces," he said. "It doesn't fit back together like a puzzle."
Plates and screws were required to stabilize the bone, and a synthetic
bone graft was performed to fill in the missing pieces. The procedure
went well, and the prognosis is good, Sams said. If the bone heals
without loosening the plates or the screws, she is likely to return to
duty. For Kaupe, the experience has been emotionally exhausting, he
said, since this isn't the first time his partner has been down. Last
spring, he lost Taz, a 8-year-old German shepherd who worked by his side
for six years and was credited with more than 18 captures. Taz succumbed
to kidney failure. "So it's really rough," he said of Storm's injury.
"I've handled dogs for seven years now- it's just a pleasure." The Marin
Humane Society's K-9 Care Fund, established to offset expenses incurred
by the county's police's and search and rescue dogs, picked up the cost
of treating Storm's injury. This time around, however, the fund took a
hit, officials said. The surgery, expected to cost anywhere from $4,000
to $6,000, has essentially wiped out the fund. "If a dog gets shot
tomorrow, we can't cover it," Humane Society spokeswoman Marissa Miller
said. "We want to take care of the dogs that take care of us." Humane
Society officials are asking for donations to replenish the fund.
Donations may be sent to The Marin Humane Society, K-9 Care Fund, 171
Bel Marin Keys Blvd. Novato, 94949. Yesterday at the Humane Society, a
timid Storm moved about a bit on her bad leg, which now sports a shaved
section where a roughly 15-inch incision held together with nearly 40
staples can be seen. These days, it's quiet time for the dog, giving
everyone who loves her time to reflect on how fortunate she was. "When
Chris told me how far she fell, I thought, 'Oh, God,'" recalled the
Humane Society's Carol Williams-Skaggs, who oversees the Humane
Society's K-9 program and has worked for years with the officer. "She's
got a guardian angel over her Marin Humane Societyhead."
February 15, 1996 - June 9,
Handler: Patrolman Norm
Parma Police Department
Chief of Police
Blvd Parma, Ohio
suddenly got sick and passed on, later discovered he had a brain tumor.
I know how much he
is missed and everyone who loved him
must be in
shock. Memorial Service will be held on Friday, June 15th.
Parma K9 dog Bandit
(Tommy), for which I, as well as
Police Officers and many regional K9 Units, attended a funeral at " Paws
Awhile" on June 15th 2001. At this time of Bandit's passing, the public
was made to believe that he would be replaced by September of that year.
An article in the "Sun News Paper" also noted that the Parma K9 program
was so successful within Bandit's first six months, that a second K9 dog
was added to the police force, Carlo,
handled by Officer