Remembering the Non-Human Heroes of 9-11

September 11th, 2007 2:56 pm by Kelly Garbato

This dog run is named in honor of PAPD K-9 Sirius #17. He was a four year old yellow Labrador Retriever who served as an explosives detector canine for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department. Sirius, along with his partner, Police Officer David Lim, were assigned to the World Trade Center in New York, where their primary duty was to check vehicles entering the Complex, clear unattended bags and sweep areas for VIP safety. Sirius, who began work at the World Trade Center on July 4, 2000, was the only police dog to perish during the Sept. 11 attack on the Twin Towers – he died when Tower Two collapsed. His body was recovered on January 22, 2002. Sirius was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross at the British Embassy in Manhattan.

A memorial statue of Sirius stands in the One Chase Manhattan Plaza lobby.

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FEMA 5372 (9-11 SAR Dogs)

New York, NY, September 21, 2001 — FEMA’s Urban Search and Rescue teams search for survivors amongst the wreckage of the World Trade Center.

(Photo by Andrea Booher/ FEMA News Photo)

New York, N.Y. (Sept. 15, 2001) — A rescue dog is transported out of the debris of the World Trade Center. The twin towers of the center were destroyed in a Sept. 11 terrorist attack. U.S. Navy Photo by Journalist 1st Class Preston Keres. (RELEASED)

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FEMA 5373 (9-11 SAR Dogs)

New York, NY, September 21, 2001 — FEMA’s Urban Search and Rescue teams search for survivors amongst the wreckage of the World Trade Center.

(Photo by Andrea Booher / FEMA News Photo)

FEMA 5379 (9-11 SAR Dogs)

New York, NY, September 23, 2001 — FEMA’s Urban Search and Rescue teams search for survivors amongst the wreckage of the World Trade Center.

(Photo by Andrea Booher/ FEMA News Photo)

FEMA 13121 (9-11 SAR Dogs)

World Trade Center, New York September, 21, 2001 — FEMA’s Urban Search and Rescue teams search for survivors amongst the wreckage of the World Trade Center while a rescue dog takes a needed break.

(Andrea Booher / FEMA News Photo)

Kinship Circle - 2007-08-09 - 08 - Jake

Dog that searched for 9/11, Katrina victims dies / Jake, a 12-year-old Labrador, helped sniff out disaster sites, trained others

In this September 2005 photo released by Mary Flood, Jake, a black Labrador retriever search and rescue dog, searches in the debris of Hurricane Katrina in Mississippi as a rescue worker watches nearby. Jake, who also helped search the rubble following the Sept. 11 attacks, died Wednesday.

(Via Kinship Circle and the AP.)

Showing the true character and spirit they are known for, children from the St. Vincent’s Hospital Child Life Program created their own tribute to the dogs and handlers that worked nearby at Ground Zero. The brightly colored “St. Vincent’s Loves DOGNY” will be permanently installed at the lower Manhattan hospital.

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In one of the green spaces in the city. This dog represents the search and rescue dogs in NYC.

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The $10,000 Dog

Call me a PETard, but how do you place a monetary value on life? — Especially that of a hero?

(Via)

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You can view more 9/11 Search & Rescue canine memorials at 9-11dogs.org.

Click here to learn more about DOGNY: America’s Tribute to Search and Rescue Dogs.

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