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.
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.