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Taz: Dog From 9/11 Search-and-Rescue Unit Dies
cityroom ^ | October 2, 2009, | Jennifer Lee

Posted on 10/03/2009 4:45:48 PM PDT by JoeProBono

A German shepherd named Taz, who was almost 2 years old when he was assigned from the city police’s K-9 unit to do search and rescue at the World Trade Center after the 9/11 attack, has died.

Taz was the last of the dogs involved in the attacks to still serve on the force. He died of cardiac arrest last Sunday, the Police Department said.

Taz would have been 10 years old on Oct. 31 and had served in the Canine Emergency Service Unit, where his duties consisted of searching for evidence, suspects and missing persons. (The average age of the K-9 dogs is 5 years old, and their working careers generally last 6 to 10 years.)

(Excerpt) Read more at cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: 911; dog; doggieping; firstresponders; k9; taz; workingdogs; wtc

Taz, a K-9 first-responder to the Sept. 11 World Trade Center attack, was 9 years old.


1 posted on 10/03/2009 4:45:48 PM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

Awwww. Good doggie...


2 posted on 10/03/2009 4:49:14 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but will give us the shaft.)
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To: JoeProBono

Beautiful dog.
Job well done, Taz.


3 posted on 10/03/2009 4:50:03 PM PDT by Velveeta
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To: JoeProBono

Good boy...the time has come for you to rest with your brothers at Rainbow Bridge.


4 posted on 10/03/2009 4:50:36 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: who knows what evil?

5 posted on 10/03/2009 4:53:49 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Brave good fellah... play in the eternal sunshine at the Rainbow Bridge.


6 posted on 10/03/2009 4:55:04 PM PDT by VictoryGal (Never give up, never surrender! REMEMBER NEDA)
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To: JoeProBono
Officer Ryan added, “I will ride with my partner Taz for the last time, as I head to Hartsdale Pet Cemetery to bring his ashes home.”

Job well done, Taz.

7 posted on 10/03/2009 4:55:05 PM PDT by FourPeas (Why does Professor Presbury's wolfhound, Roy, endeavour to bite him?)
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To: JoeProBono

Another hero passes.


8 posted on 10/03/2009 4:58:09 PM PDT by oldteen
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To: JoeProBono

He served us well. Rest in peace forever, Taz.


9 posted on 10/03/2009 4:58:21 PM PDT by rickmichaels
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To: VictoryGal

Taz, a 9 year old german shephard, was a first responder on 9/11.


10 posted on 10/03/2009 4:58:53 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: oldteen

“He was best partner I ever had,” said his handler, Officer Scott Ryan, 44, of the ESU/K9 unit.

“When it was time to work, we did the work.”

Like other police dogs, he put in long hours after the terror attacks.

“They all knew what we wanted to do and we asked them and they did it,” Ryan said.


11 posted on 10/03/2009 5:01:16 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono
"Officer Ryan added, “I will ride with my partner Taz for the last time, as I head to Hartsdale Pet Cemetery to bring his ashes home.”

Rest In Peace, Taz.

So heartbreaking. Hug your doggies!!

12 posted on 10/03/2009 5:22:06 PM PDT by LADY J (Change your thoughts and you change your world. - Norman Vincent Peale)
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To: LibFreeOrDie

RIP doggie.


13 posted on 10/03/2009 5:53:49 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: JoeProBono

Good boy. Sad when one of our friends leave us.


14 posted on 10/03/2009 5:54:14 PM PDT by lysie (A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right.T.Paine)
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To: JoeProBono

I can accept and thank God for His will in everything except this: that He doesn’t let our dogs live longer. I hate saying goodbye to them so soon. What’s ten cruddy years? Why not let them live as long as we do?


15 posted on 10/03/2009 6:00:50 PM PDT by ottbmare (I could agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.)
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To: ottbmare

Good post.


16 posted on 10/03/2009 6:13:39 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Pray for Israel! And Georgia ! And the Iranian people! and Honduras!)
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17 posted on 10/03/2009 6:14:54 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

What a wonderful dog.
On 9/10/09 another search and rescue dog here in San Diego
who was sent to New York after 9/11 died.


18 posted on 10/03/2009 6:17:36 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: ottbmare
I can accept and thank God for His will in everything except this: that He doesn’t let our dogs live longer. I hate saying goodbye to them so soon. What’s ten cruddy years? Why not let them live as long as we do?

Be they Boxer, Poodle, or German Shepherd



19 posted on 10/03/2009 6:29:12 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: ottbmare

Because then you have to send them to college, buy them their first car, etc.


20 posted on 10/03/2009 6:32:10 PM PDT by rabidralph (http://www.thealaskafundtrust.com/ http://www.sarahpac.com)
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To: JoeProBono

Rest hero.


21 posted on 10/03/2009 6:38:01 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (This country elected an empty suit, an absolute economic illiterate!!!)
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To: ottbmare

If your heart breaks into million pieces after 10 or so years, (as mine did after losing my special pup), how do you think you could handle our puppy dogs being with us longer when they go to the rainbow bridge??? We coudln’t handle it. God knows what He is doing...


22 posted on 10/03/2009 6:41:58 PM PDT by Chong (Tea Party 2009. We are not gonna take it No Mo')
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To: JoeProBono
My boy is over 11 years old. He never did anything as heroic as search and rescue, but it will be a very sad day when he is gone.


23 posted on 10/03/2009 6:48:46 PM PDT by murphE ("It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged." - GK Chesterton)
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To: JoeProBono

Such sad news. I’m so sorry but each and every one of us will see our last day. Taz, rest in peace.


24 posted on 10/03/2009 7:53:49 PM PDT by Sunshine Sister
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To: JoeProBono

God, grant this precious Soul his just desserts in Heaven.

You’ve earned your rest Taz.


25 posted on 10/03/2009 9:44:18 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: murphE

Goodboy


26 posted on 10/03/2009 10:05:08 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: ottbmare
Because while you, I , and most freepers love and care for dogs, there are many pieces of two legged debris who leave dogs tied up to trees with no shelter and give them food and water MOST of the time, but who otherwise pay no attention to them ...There are monsters who enjoy tormenting them sadistically...It is horrible enough reading/hearing about dogs whose life on earth was 8-12 years of suffering and/or neglect, unloved if not outright abused...But if their lives were several DECADES of torment-????? It is intolerable to even THINK of helpless creatures suffering for a human lifespan. No, as much as I love my dogs, I am glad dogs don't live very long on this earth . :-(

(And bear in mind what dogs in moslem countries endure-!)

27 posted on 10/04/2009 6:47:15 AM PDT by kaylar
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