Memorials

 

Lucy

Classification: FEMA Canine Disaster Search Specialist and Cadaver

Breed: Border Collie

Date of Birth: January 5, 1991

Handler: Lynne Engelbert

Certifications:

  • 1993 - certified as FEMA & CA OES disaster search dog since 1993 Continuously re-cert until retiring 7/04
  • 1999 - Mission Ready Cadaver certified with Ca Office of Emergency Services (OES), re-certified every year

Canine Accomplishments:
Lucy was the first Border Collie and one of the first 25 dogs in the country to certify in Disaster with the FEMA & CA OES disaster search dog program

Notable Searches:
2003 - Shuttle Columbia Recovery, TX
2001 - World Trade Center after Sept. 11 (located numerous remains)
2001 - Xiana Fairchild Search (Santa Clara Co. SO) Curtis Anderson was convicted with life in prison for the kidnapping of another child
2000 - Wang Search (Lucy located deceased subject)
2000 - Dullea Search (Lucy located deceased subject)
1999 - Bonilla Landfill Search - San Jose, CA (Lucy located deceased subject, result: conviction of murderer, third strike)
1995 - Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building Explosion, Oklahoma City


Those who knew Lucy remember a dog that loved disaster search more than anything. Her second love was HRD work, and she excelled in both. She worked the OKC bombing, the WTC after 9-11, the Shuttle Columbia Recovery and numerous HRD searches, finding two murder victims and one drowning victim. She helped put one bad guy away forever.

Lucy had no "off" button and was hard to live with... I can imagine the ruckus she is causing on the Rainbow Bridge. I loved my search partner dearly and her death has left a huge hole in my heart. I miss you girl!
Lynne Engelbert

Cholla

Classification: Human Remains Detection Specialist

Breed: Border Collie

Date of Birth: July 9, 1993 - September 26, 2009

Handlers: Joseph Kral and Adela Morris

Certifications: Human Remains Detection, CSST

Cholla held several certifications with both Joseph and Adela, and worked until she was twelve years old. In 1995 while working with Adela, Cholla alerted on graves from 1906. At that time we had no idea dogs could locate historic burials. This started our quest to develop the historic HRD dog. Her long career included over four hundred searches and several finds.

Friends will remember her as the one that would come at you full speed to do her jump alert, many times she would go for the closest person or would tell several people that she had found something.
Cholla aka Pocket Rocket...

Riley

Classification: Human Remains Detection Specialist

Breed: Border Collie x Doberman

Date of Birth: October 3, 1999 - March 20, 2010

Handler: Lynne Angeloro

Certifications: Human Remains Detection, CSST


Because of Riley...

Friendship has been found,
Team work has been fostered,
Laughter has been shared,
Unconditional love and comfort has been given,
Mischief has been observed,
Much has been learned and experience shared,
Challenges have been overcome,
She has needed and has been there for those that needed her,
Lives have been enriched.
I know she touched mine,

Cynthia Burr
Boise, Idaho

 

Twist

Classification: Human Remains Detection Specialist

Breed: Doberman

Date of Birth: June 2, 2001

Handler: Shirley Hammond

Certifications:

  • Human Remains Detection, CSST
 

Maya

Classification: Human Remains Detection Specialist

Breed: Austrailian Shepherd

Date of Birth: April 15, 2003

Handler: James Davidson, Jocie Davidson

Certifications:

  • Human Remains Detection, CSST
  • Historical Human Remains Detection, ICF

Maya left us way too soon! May she rest in peace and play with all of her pals across the Rainbow Bridge.

 

Bishop

Classification: Cross-trained: Live and Cadaver

Breed: German Shepherd

Date of Birth: April 7, 2001

Certifications:

  • Cadaver 1, CARDA
 

Dakar

Classification: Cross-trained: Trailing, Cadaver and Water Search

Breed: German Shepherd

Date of Birth: July 20, 2007

Certifications:

  • Trailing Type 1, CARDA
  • Cadaver 3, CARDA
  • Cadaver 1, CARDA
 

Hooper

Classification: Cross-trained: Area and Cadaver

Breed: Golden retriever

Date of Birth: December 25, 1999

Certifications:

  • Area Search, CARDA
  • Cadaver 1, CARDA
  • Cadaver 2, CARDA
 

Klaus

Classification: Cross-trained: Area and Cadaver

Breed: German Shepherd

Date of Birth: June 26, 2001

Certifications:

  • Type II Area, CARDA
  • Cadaver 1, CARDA
  • Cadaver 2, CARDA
  • Trailing Type 1, CARDA