Mike O’Connor

While Mike was a member of GPRK-9SAR, he held the position of Treasurer, earned a NASAR SARTECH II Certification and a 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. May 28, 1959 – April 16, 2015.

William Hilsman

Bill was a member of Georgia Piedmont Region K-9 Search and Rescue for more than fifteen 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. April 5, 1937 – August 11, 2018

Richard Curtis

Dick was a founding member of Georgia Piedmont Region K-9 Search and Rescue in 1992. He earned a NASAR SARTECH II CERT, was GEMA licensed and had an Amateur Radio License. He owned and trained several dogs during the thirty years he was a member of the team earning certifications in trailing and HRD. Some of the dogs he was the owner/handler of Becky, Abby, Duke, Bethany, Zimija and Debbie. October 5, 1943 – April 14, 2021.