CANINE & EQUINE DUTY DEATHS
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.
Police Canine Rex III
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.