In honor of all the working dogs who have offered their lives in the hopes that their humans might be saved......

 

In Memorial of Sirius

Port Authority K9 Unit - New York & New Jersey - Badge #17
Bomb Detection Dog

The only known animal to have been killed in the September 11th tragedy.

"There was a flag over his bag and I carried him out with another officer, John Martin," says Officer Lim.  "Everyone saluted.  All the machinery was stopped—the same thing that is done for human police officers and firefighters.  I thought it was very nice."     from www.dogsinthenews.com

"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog.
You are his life, his love, his leader.
He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart.
You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion" - Unknown


    Teresa Reardon (MSNBC News)  Anchorage, Alaska, March 2 - An Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race musher carried thoughts of Sept. 11 with him Saturday. Idita-Rider David Lim hitched a ride on the sled of Junior Iditarod champ Cali King.

     The New York City Port Authority Police Officer was in Anchorage to commemorate the loss of his partner, a bomb-sniffing dog named Sirius. Sirius was killed when the World Trade Center towers collapsed on Sept. 11. On Friday, the Alaska State Troopers honored the fallen K-9.  Saturday, Lim was able to take a ride in the Iditarod in Sirius' memory.

     "Amongst this community, the Iditarod community, I feel more comfortable talking about Sirius," said Lim. "Obviously, we had great losses
on 9-11. And Sirius gets kind of lost in the shuffle every now and then. So here, I know I'm speaking to the dog-lover's crowd." Troopers re-named their new K-9 dog Sirius in memory of Lim's fallen partner.