New York Port Authority Police officer on hand for K-9 dedication

Posted: Sunday, March 03, 2002

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- New York Port Authority Police Officer David Lim was on hand Friday for the dedication of a dog named Sirius.

The renaming of the 2-year-old Belgian Malinois was to honor Lim's canine partner, who was also named Sirius and was killed Sept. 11 in the collapse of the World Trade Center. The dog's body was later recovered from the rubble and given full honors by the New York City Police Department.

Lim and his family attended a ceremony held at the National Guard Armory Building at Fort Richardson.

The Public Safety Employees Association's trooper chapter provided the money to purchase the dog, now called Trooper K-9 Sirius. Sirius and his partner, trooper Lee Baker, will be stationed in Fairbanks following their training.

Before heading back home, Lim was planning on helping three-time Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race champion Jeff King start the race in downtown Anchorage on Saturday. He and his family then will head to Fairbanks for a few days where he was going to try mushing a dog team.

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