In Loving Memory of
November 26, 2002
K-9 Officer Chester Eads
Rockingham County Sheriff's Department
P.O. Box 128 1088 Hwy.
Wentworth, NC 27025
K-9 Officer Deputy Chester
Eads of the Rockingham County -
lost a partner and companion on
Tuesday November 26th
Ike, a 7 year old IPO trained Belgian Malinois died from stomach cancer.
Although the cancer had progressed unknowingly to the point that was beyond
treatment, Ike worked with as much energy, desire and dedication as he did when
first assigned to the Sheriff's Department K-9 division. Ike was all business
when on duty and when off duty a member of the Eads family. Matthew, Deputy
Ead's 7 year old son, loved playing with Ike. Ike would snatch a toboggan hat
off of Matthew's head and run away with it so Matthew would have to chase him.
The 60 lb. dog's favorite thing, though was jumping six feet in the air into the
arms of handler, Eads for acknowledgement of a job well done. Ike was only with
the department for three years due to his extended training and certification in
tracking, but during his three years, he had his share of apprehending suspects
that would have gotten away without his keen nose and the confiscation of
illegal narcotics. The most serious incident Ike was involved in occurred in May
2001. Ike was sent into a house with the Special Response Team to locate a male
suspect after a seven hour standoff and deployment of tear gas. Ike went in and
gave his handler notice of interest to a closet, the suspect came from under a
pile of clothes and fired from the closet striking a Special Response Team
member in the stomach. The team member sustained only a bad bruise thanks to his
vest. The male suspect was shot in the arm and surrendered. Without K-9 Ike
drawing attention to the closet, more severe injuries could have been sustained.
Ike will truly be missed by the K-9 Division as one of the best to protect and
thank you, Officer Randy Howell for
all the above information.
The First And The Last
The first to sense the
hostility of a suspect,
The first to react to
protect his master.
The first to enter where
The first to detect the
The first to take action
The first to sense his
The first to know his
master's sorrow or fear.
The first to give his life
in defense of his master.
The last to be forgotten by
who work with others like
They know him as a
not just an animal.
In Loving Memory of
March 21, 2002
Sgt. Gary Kamp
Lee County Sheriff's Office
14750 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy.
Ft. Myers, Florida
33912 - 239-477-1193 or 239-410-3528
arrive email thanks
Deputy Larry King
Public Information Officer
- Lee County Sheriff's Office
- Fort Myers, Florida
for all his help & photo.
In Loving Memory of
March 10, 2002
Sgt. Cory Mason
Danville Police Dept. IN
W. Main St. - Danville, IN 46122
Monday - 3/18/02 -
memorial service - Rev. Cannon
Donation will help
pay for a new police dog -
March 26, 2002
DANVILLE, IN -- Kroger
Co. and Milk-Bone have donated $5,000 to the Police Department to help replace Iwan, a highly trained narcotics and attack dog killed March 10 in a traffic
accident. Chief Garry T. Edwards said the donated money would help the
department buy a new dog and help pay for specialized training for the animal
and its handler, Sgt. Cory Mason. "The new dog will cost $8,500. We also need
funds to pay room and board for Sergeant Mason during the four weeks of
intensive training with the new animal," Edwards said. He said the new dog would
be purchased from a Michigan kennel specializing in dogs trained for law
enforcement. Edwards said Iwan was insured for $7,000. The department has filed
a claim with the insurance carrier. "This (donation) will be a big help to us,"
On March 10, Iwan, a
Belgian Malinois that had worked with Mason for five years, got out of his
kennel and ran into the path of a Danville fire truck on an emergency run. Mason
and other police found the dog's body the next morning. Officials of Milk-Bone,
a maker of dog biscuits, have helped police departments nationwide obtain more
than 145 dogs, said Jeff Golc, Kroger's manager of public affairs. The grocery
chain is happy to offer aid, too, he said. The joint donation was made Monday at
the East Main Street Kroger." We are pleased to be able to help the department
replace the dog. We like to be good citizens."
March 13, 2002
Beloved police dog is killed by truck
Joseph Gelarden 1 317 272.4404
DANVILLE, IN -- Iwan, a
who helped the Danville Police Department track down bad guys for the last five
years, died when he was struck by a truck. "It is kind of sad around here this
week," said Lt. Jerry Cunningham. Police said after Iwan got off duty Sunday,
the dog got out of the gate at the home of his handler, Sgt. Cory Mason. Mason
and other officers searched the neighborhood until about 3 a.m. After dawn, the
dog was found dead along U.S. 36 near Hendricks County Road 525 West. Later in
the day, a truck driver called police and said he had hit a dog. "Iwan was kind
of goofy. He was playful around the station and liked to explore the trash cans.
He was a great dog. "But when Cory told him to bite, he was like a land shark,"
Cunningham said. Media officer mishandled dog incident, chief says.
March 14, 2002
Police dog's death linked
to fire truck
Danville -- A Police
Department dog killed last weekend in a traffic accident actually was run over
by a Fire Department fire truck, police said Wednesday. Police Lt. Jerry
Cunningham admitted he skirted the truth in a news release when he said Iwan, a
Belgian Malinois, was hit Sunday night by "a vehicle traveling along U.S.#36."
Cunningham said he intentionally hid the identity of the fire truck "for obvious
reasons." Danville Police Chief, Garry Edwards, did not return phone calls
Wednesday. Iwan, purchased for the department in 1998 with $8,000 donated from
a local business, was used to find narcotics, for rescues & to run down
suspects. The Belgian Malinois (pronounced mal-an-wah) breed is a member of the
shepherd family. Since 1998, Sgt. Cory Mason had worked with Iwan. The two were
on duty Sunday until the evening hours, when they returned to Mason's home
near U.S. 36 & County Road 525 West. Iwan was put in his pen. Later that night,
Mason noticed the gate open and the dog missing, and he began to search for
Iwan. Others helped him look for the dog until about 3 a.m. On Tuesday,
Cunningham said a truck hit the animal. He said the driver of the truck called
police and said he had hit a dog. But when questioned Wednesday, Cunningham
changed his story. "The Fire Department said they had a run on a car fire on
Sunday night," he said. "On the way, they thought they hit a dog. The next
morning, the firefighters learned the Police Department was looking for an
escaped animal. "They put 2 & 2 together." Cunningham said, the dead animal was
found beside the road.
7/21/02 Sgt. Cory Mason is
in the 3rd week of training with his new K-9.