May 28, 1959 – April 16, 2015
While Mike was a member of GPRK-9SAR he held the position of Treasurer earned a NASAR SARTECH II CERT and GEMA license. He held an Amateur Radio License, United States Mantrailing Association Level I Training Certification and had earned NASAR HRD Land. He was the owner/handler of K-9 Zeus and Apollo.
April 5, 1937 – August 11,2018
Bill was a member of Georgia Piedmont Region K-9 Search and Rescue for more than ten years. When he died, he was the President/Treasurer of the team, had earned a NASAR SARTECH II CERT and was GEMA licensed. He was an NSDA Principal Evaluator for HRD Land/Water and Trailing. He was the owner/handler of K-9’s Poco, Tess and Darcy trained in trailing and HRD.
2006 – 2012
K-9 Zeus was a six year old purebred German Shepherd who was certified with NSDA and NASAR in HRD and also certified with the United States Mantrailing Association in trailing. His handler was Mike O’Connor who was a member of Georgia Piedmont Region K-9 Search and Rescue team. Zeus was a hard worker who took his job very seriously as could be seen in his calm and methodical demeanor as he searched for the missing. Team members had participated in many searches with Mike and Zeus and said you could not find a better team to work with. Georgia Piedmont Region as well as the search and rescue community have lost a valuable asset and friend in the passing of Zeus.