Rainbow Bridge

Past Greats

This page is dedicated to those that have crossed over the Rainbow Bridge.  Although gone, they will forever remain in our hearts.  These truly great individuals loved what they did and I feel certain, that on a search if you look out of the corner of your eye, you can almost see them trying to do their part to help find the next lost child, adult, etc.


Oh, please don’t feel guilty

It was just my time to go

I see you are still feeling sad,

And the tears just seem to flow.

We all come to earth for our lifetime,

And for some it’s not many years

I don’t want you to keep crying

You are shedding so many tears.

I haven’t really left you

Even though it may seem so.

I have just gone to my heavenly home.

And I’m closer to you then you know.

Just believe that when you say my name,

I’m standing next to you,

I know you long to see me,

But there’s nothing I can do.

But I’ll still send you messages

And hope you understand,

That when your time comes to “cross over,”

I’ll be there to take your hand.

~Author Unknown

Central GA K9 SAR – Foundation Dogs


Trisha (EOW August 18, 2008)

Trisha was one of the founding K9s of CG K9 SAR, with Carl B. as her handler, she was cross trained in Trailing and Article Detection.  She pass over the rainbow bridge at an early age of 7 1/2.   She holds a special place in Carl's heart.  She will never be forgotten, always there in spirit.


Sasha Von (EOW April 1, 2015)

Sash Von was one of the founding  K9s on  CG K9 SAR, with 10 plus years with her handler Dona B.  Sasha was trained in Trailing,  Article Detection and Human Remains Detection (land).


Cougar (EOW April 22, 2019)

Carl B. lost his K9 partner too soon,  he was crossed trained for HR and Trailing.  Cougar was honored at the 12th Annual National K9 Memorial (2020) for his law enforcement work and his contribution to the local communities.  Truly an amazing dog, who will never be replaced.


Max (EOW 2010)

Jim Park’s K9, Max, was one of the founding K9s for CG K9 SAR, who was trained in Trailing and Human Remains (Land and Water).


Fritz (EOW November, 2007)

Dee Park was the proud handler of Fritz, who was one of the founding K9s for CG K9 SAR.  He was crossed trained for Trailing and Human Remains (Water and Land).


Rennie (2007-2009)

Dennis Russell lost his K9 partner “Rennie”, a two year old German Shepherd, that was his partner for 2 years. Rennie was killed by a passing automobile.

Dennis had worked very hard with this wonderful German Shepherd and had recently certified for trailing call-outs. Rennie will be missed by the entire Central Georgia K9 SAR team.
Our hearts and thoughts go out to Dennis and Debra.


Panzers (EOW April 29, 2017)

Panzers was trained in Trailing and Human Remains detection.  During his tenure on the team he had two different handlers, excelling with both handlers.  Panzer was the first SAR K9 honored at the ‘We Ride for Pride’ in 2018.  He was a gentle giant who is missed by both handlers, Dee Park and John Murphy.

Central GA K9 Team Angels
“They carried on the legacy from the founding K9 teams”

Max (EOW December, 2019)

Linda Abercrombie lost her K9 partner, who was a Central Georgia K9 SAR trailing dog in training for just over a year. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Joe and Linda Abercrombie.


Bella (EOW January 3, 2020)

Joe Abercrombie lost his K9 partner, a six year old German Shepherd, who was his partner for for over 5 years.  Bella certified for trailing, who responded to many calls for the Central Georgia K9 SAR Team.  Our hearts and thoughts go out to Joe and Linda Abercrombie.

SGT Lucky One Track (2013-2020)

Lucky’s handler lost her K9 partner “Lucky”, a six year old Blood Hound, who was her partner for 3 years.

SGT Lucky was a gentle giant. He had the sweetest personality. He was a great representative on his breed and team. He worked hard until his last days. Lucky will be missed by the entire Central Georgia K9 SAR team. Our hearts and thoughts go out to Lucky’s mom and dad.

CGA K9 SAR Team would like to thank the Wheeler PETuary for taking care of the Team K9s.  They gracious assisted the team in laying the SAR dogs to rest with the upmost love and care.  You are a blessing to the team.  Thank you for your support and kindness.