Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

K9 Gero

Gainesville Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Thursday, January 23, 1986

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Reflections for K9 Gero

I heard the account of Officer Gero on a Paul Harvey broadcast almost 20 years ago and have been haunted by it ever since.

Even today I get all teary-eyed when I think of the sacrifice K-9 officers are occasionally called to make. My heart goes out to the people who felt Officer Gero's loss the most. I feel better now and just hope I haven't opened old wounds. Thanks for reading.

Jim Frees

October 14, 2015

Gero, thank you for saving my dad's life. I was only 6 years old, and you did exactly what you were trained to do. We still miss you and love you.

Cindee Pruitt Bumpus
Officer Michael Pruitt's daughter

August 15, 2015

Even though it has been 28 years since your End of Watch-you are still honored and remembered.


United States Border Patrol

January 28, 2014

May your brave soul rest in peace Gero.

Grateful citizen

July 6, 2013


grateful citizen

November 15, 2012

Thank you for your Heroism Gero, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

September 29, 2012

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