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February 01, 2007 00:00



On Thursday, February 1, 2007 at 7:00 pm, in the Southeast Precinct Community Room located at 4735 East Burnside, Officer Shawn Gore and his K-9 partner, Deny, will be honored with the 2006 K-9 of the Year award. Deny has been selected as K-9 of the year for his outstanding efforts in 2006 and in recognition of his outstanding service throughout his nine-year career. Deny developed an inoperable brain tumor in September and with great regret was put to sleep in October 2006.

In Deny’s nine years of service with the Police Bureau, he captured 415 suspects, conducted 1,878 searches for suspects or evidence and recovered nearly $15,000 worth of property. In 2001, Deny was one of two dogs that began training with the Police Bureau’s Special Emergency Reaction Team.

In 2000, Officer Gore received the Medal of Valor for locating two armed robbery suspects who attempted to flee on foot after a vehicle pursuit. One of the suspects fired at Officer Gore and Deny as they pursued. Deny was able to apprehend this suspect and hold him on the ground until additional officers arrived and were able to take the suspect into custody. Deny and Officer Gore’s work from 1998-2006 improved the safety of all the residents and Police Officers in the City of Portland.

The K-9 of the Year Award is made each year in memory of Barbara Nelson, a long-time member of the Southeast Precinct Citizens Advisory Council. Barbara spearheaded the community effort to establish and help fund the K-9 Unit.



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