Unit of Assignment / Detail: Bureau of Operational Services - Patrol Division, Special Operations Group: Unit 058 - Canine Unit
District of Incident (Present Day): 002 - Wentworth
Cause of Death: Poisoning
Age at Time of Death: Unknown
Date of Birth:
Date of Appointment:
Date of Incident: 13 Feb 1979
End of Watch: 13 Feb 1979
Date of Interment:
Cemetery: Not Interred - Other Grave Location: Does Not Apply Interment Disposition: Cremated
Superintendent’s Honored Star Case:
Gold Star Families Memorial Wall:
Illinois Police Officers Memorial Wall:
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Wall:
Officer Down Memorial Page: Not Listed
Military Service: Did Not Serve
Incident & Biographic Details
Police Canine REX III was a veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the Bureau of Operational Services – Patrol Division, Special Operations Group: Unit 058 – Canine Unit.
On February 13, 1979, K-9 REX and his handler, Patrolman Ronald Ganzer, conducted a search of a food store located at 315 East 47th Street. During the search K-9 REX ingested a meat patty which was laced with poison for rodents.
K-9 REX was survived by his handler, Patrolman Ronald Ganzer.