In 1922, the Marine Corps unofficially adopted the ENGLISH BULLDOGas its mascot. The name Chestycomes from the legendary Lt. Gen. Lewis B. 'Chesty' Puller Jr., who served in World War II and the Korean War, and is one of the most decorated Marines in history.
SIRIUS, a four and a half year old yellow lab, was the only K9 killed on 9/11.
SIRIUS was a member of the NY/NJ Port Authority Police Department
and worked as an Explosives Detection Dog.
SIRIUS and his partner, Officer David Lim, were assigned to the Port Authority
Police Station in the basement of the World Trade Center’s Tower Two, where
he worked checking trucks and vehicles for explosives. SIRIUS became a memberof the PAPD after he graduated from the Port Newark K9 Center on 07/15/2000 and wore PAPD Badge #17.