Memorials to Fallen K-9s
G  1992

The F.A.S.T. Co. donates sets of memorial cards to all partners 
 I need your help to inform me of such losses.

Dept. addresses available for those who want to send condolences to officers. See below
In Loving Memory of
January 23, 1986

Handler: Officer Pruitt
Gainesville Police Department

On January 23, 1986, K-9 Gero was killed in the line of duty while attempting to apprehend an armed burglary suspect. 
Officer Pruitt and K-9 Gero responded to a burglary-in-progress call that was initiated by a plainclothes officer who had observed a man burglarizing a law office in Gainesville.  Plainclothes and uniform officers surrounded the law office and made an announcement over a loud speaker for the suspect to surrender.  Instead of surrendering, the suspect exited through a rear door of the business with a gun in his hand and began shooting at officers.  Officer Pruitt released Gero in an effort to apprehend the suspect.  Gero was shot twice by the burglar and succumbed to his injuries.  This page is dedicated to K-9 Gero for making the ultimate sacrifice by giving his life to save the lives of others.

Officer Pruitt chose the name of "Gero," 
an American Indian word that means
"One who hunts in shadows."

In Loving Memory of
1978 - 1992

Handler: Deputy Mike Fox , now Lt.
 Montgomery County Sheriff's Department
330 W. Second St. ~ P.O. Box 972
 Dayton, Ohio 45422
 PH: (937) 225-4357

K-9 Gator joined the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department in 1980. He became Mike’s partner, after he lost K-9 Brutus. Gator retired in 1984. Mike left the K-9 Unit and presently retired. Gator was placed on active duty March 2, 1980. During his first three months of duty he made five apprehensions. He was an excellent patrol dog and proved himself numerous times during the course of his service. The trophies were awarded for criminal apprehension work during the United States Police K9 Association Region 6 Field Trials (USPCA) in June of 1982. He won top dog honors in the protection/apprehension work. He was retired in March of 1983.
Deputy L. Schroeder presented cards and book markers to Lt. Fox as a Christmas gift, 2002.