CANINE & EQUINE DUTY DEATHS

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Roll Call of all known Canine & Equines. A Canine & Equine Duty Death is classified as the death of a dog or horse of the Chicago Police Department who has died or have been killed in the line of duty.

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Police Canine Rex III

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Agency:
Chicago Police Department
Appointed Date:
Unknown
Death Classification:
Canine / Equine Duty Death
Star #:
Unknown
Incident Date:
13 Feb 1979
Cause of Death:
Poisoning
Age:
End of Watch:
13 Feb 1979
Unit of Assignment:
Bureau of Operational Services - Patrol Division, Special Operations Group: Unit 058 - Canine Unit
Date of Birth:
Unknown
Served:
Length of Service Unknown
District of Incident (Present Day):
002 - Wentworth

Memorial Details:

Cemetery:
Not Interred - Other
Superintendent's Honored Star Case:
Not Enshrined
Gold Star Families Memorial:
Not Listed
Illinois Police Officers Memorial:
Not Listed
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial:
Not Listed

Incident Details:

Police Canine REX III was a veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the Bureau of Operational Services - Patrol Division, Special Operations Group: Unit 058 - Canine Unit.

On February 13, 1979, K-9 REX and his handler, Patrolman Ronald Ganzer, conducted a search of a food store located at 315 East 47th Street. During the search K-9 REX ingested a meat patty which was laced with poison for rodents.

K-9 REX was survived by his handler, Patrolman Ronald Ganzer.