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 Rookie dog-K9

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Rookie dog-K9

  • Birth 1996
  • Death 30 Jun 2004 Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan, USA
  • Burial Unknown
  • Memorial ID 33608895

The 8-year-old German shepherd, a member of the Saginaw Police Department since June 1996, died of cancer.
During his 7-year career, Rookie helped track down felons and root out narcotics for police in Saginaw and neighboring agencies, schools and senior citizen centers over the years. Rookie also was part of a national study on Ground Zero search dogs. He was the first dog diagnosed with cancer among those that helped find victims of the 9/11 terrorist attack in New York City. It is unknown whether his work there contributed to the development of the disease. Police dog "Rookie" received full honors and a 21-gun salute Wednesday, July 21, in Saginaw, MI.


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  • Added: 7 Feb 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 33608895
  • Sherri C. Bogan Nibbe
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rookie dog-K9 (1996–30 Jun 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 33608895, ; Maintained by Ishi (contributor 46877103) Unknown.