In Loving Memory
February 22, 2003
P.O. Robert P. Tauber, Jr.
Yonkers Police Department
730 E. Grassy Sprain Rd.
- Yonkers, NY 10710
K-9 Ex was appointed
to the Police Department on June 5, 1995. In January 2000, Ex had surgery to
remove a malignant
tumor on his side. On February 22, 2003, he lost his battle
with cancer and was laid to rest. To his credit have been
arrests, surrenders and the identification to the S.W.A.T. team of the hiding
spot for two armed felons. However, his handlers proudest moment was the track
of a robbery/murder suspect in the pouring rain at 0400 hrs.
The track of over
1 mile in length encompassed woods/trails/grassy hills/a park and the crossing
of a 4 lane roadway to the rear of a housing complex consisting of over 250
apartments. Although the track ended at a locked door, detectives
were able to
follow up inside and locate a suspect.
On a personal note to
all the K-9 handlers out there:
after retiring Ex in 2001
due to cancer, I was soon thereafter
regretting my decision. Watching him run
around my property with my wife and daughter I thought I'd retired him
and he could have returned to work after his recovery from surgery. Today I
realize that it was one of
the best decisions I ever made. Memories of his
happiness and the happiness he brought to my family and myself over the past 3
years are priceless. If you get the opportunity enjoy your partner at home in a
relaxing atmosphere. The time goes by so quickly it's a blur.
To my faithful partner who taught me Czech -
You will never be forgotten
and always be in my heart, thank you for protecting me - Love Daddy.
To my best buddy
and constant companion -
I love you and miss you,
especially all the noise you made and the hair you shed in the house- Love Mommy
To my best friend
I miss you every day and
every day ask mommy and daddy
if you are okay - Love
P.O. Robert P.
In Loving Memory of
November 20, 2003
Det. Greg Jones
Graham County Sheriff's Department
45 Main St.
Robbinsville, NC 28771
My name is Greg
Jones I was Eddie's, human partner. I started a K-9 program with Eddie about
3 years ago. I work for
a small town police department and now also a small town
sheriff's office. Neither department's budget could afford
the proper equipment
for Eddie so I bought allot of second-hand equipment i.e.; the K-9 carrier for
my vehicle.I almost gave up on the program., but every time I looked at Eddie,
he would revive my spirits and we kept on
struggling toward achieving our goals.
The first night Eddie & I worked at the Graham County Sheriff's Office,
2 marijuana and 1 methamphetamine arrests. The sheriff provided a car and
equipment for Eddie. I bought an old carrier, that's what caused Eddie's death.
Eddie & I were starting to do some of the things we both had dreamed of finally
becoming a respected K-9 unit. We
were both loving this. still we had some
problems such as training time and funds. The only time I could seriously train
Edddie, was while I was a National Guard duty with the NC Army National Guard,
210th MP Company, of which
I am a member. My commander allowed me to have time
and help accomplish this. Eddie loved to train and I
would always put 110%
effort into this. A lot of time I would implement Eddie into whatever training
having with the soldiers. It was here that Eddie passed away. After a
good day of training, I put Eddie back into the car. As I went inside to
complete my training forms, Eddie tried to get out of his carrier. He caught his
neck chain on a piece of the broken carrier cage and died. This sounds very
childish, but I hope dogs go to heaven so I may see him again. He and I may get
a good beat patrolling there, then I'll know it's really heaven..
Greg Jones, Detective, Graham County North Carolina
I knew you were special, from the very minute we met
You took a glance at me and I at you, that day, I will never forget
We bonded strong with each other, our partnership on its way
Together doing our job, by each other's side we'd stay
Each task we'd meet and tackle head on
We would see each dark night through to the new day's dawn
Together we were unbeatable, even when we stared fear in its face
You tried with all you had to help me make the streets a safer place
I put my faith, trust and strength in you and you put yours in me
In all things we did, it was how it should be
You stood by me in all things, good and bad
So I wouldn't have to stand alone
You were the best partner, by far I have ever known
A big part of you will stay forever with me
A big part of me died with you
so when you look down from the "Rainbow Bridge"
And see me crying you will know I miss you too.
In Loving Memory of
December 19, 2003
York Regional Police Dept.
E. High Street
New Freedom, PA 17349
tragically killed by a speeding vehicle on Monday, December 15th. Sean Siggins
is his handler
and K9 are with the S. York Regional Police Dept., 47 E. High
Street, New Freedom, PA 17349.
submitted by Rodney & Theresa Furrow
A fund has been
set up for K9 Echo
Theresa Furrow, RT,CVT
Sr. Pediatric Cardiovascular Technologist
Pediatric Cardiology/Cardiac Catheterization Lab
University of Maryland Medical System
22 S. Greene Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
410-328-6667 410-328-8670 fax