Rex III | Star #DNA

Death Classification: Canine / Equine Duty Death

Agency: Chicago Police Department

Served: Length of Service Unknown

Unit of Assignment / Detail: Bureau of Operational Services - Patrol Division, Special Operations Group: Unit 058 - Canine Unit

District of Incident (Present Day): 002 - Wentworth

Cause of Death: Poisoning

Age at Time of Death: Unknown

Timeline


Date of Birth:

Date of Appointment:

Date of Incident: 13 Feb 1979

End of Watch: 13 Feb 1979

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Interment Details


 Cemetery: Not Interred - Other
       Grave Location: Does Not Apply
       Interment Disposition: Cremated

 

Memorial Details


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Officer Down Memorial Page: Not Listed

 

Service


 Military Service: Did Not Serve

 

Incident & Biographic 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.