Security Policeman Robert Scott Gray

Security Policeman Robert Scott Gray

United States Air Force Security Forces, U.S. Government

End of Watch Friday, January 6, 1978

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Robert Scott Gray

Security Policeman Robert Gray was stabbed by a suspect when he responded to the report of an intruder near the jet test cell on Clark AFB in the Philippines.

Officer Gray's weapon was stolen and his police dog, Casey, was shot and wounded when he attacked the suspect. Because of K9 Casey's actions two of the intruders were captured.

K9 Casey was awarded a PACAF Achievement Certificate for his actions.

Policeman Gray served with the United States Air Force Security Forces for less than three years and was assigned to the 3rd Security Police Squadron for Clark Air Base in the Philippines.

Bio

  • Age 22
  • Tour 2 years, 11 months
  • Badge J6277
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Location Overseas
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Two apprehended

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Bob was assigned to CAB a couple years before me - he was a legend and inspiration to all of us K-9 handlers. I cant count the hundreds of intruders we caught on base and with each we memorialized Bob.

The 1980s were a different time back then..... It was post Vietnam Red-Patch sentry-dog days, but we still didn't take criminals to the LED instead they were handcuffed to the kennels fence for some street justice. "Talk Shit Get Bit" was the moto and a lot of Filipino criminals walked with a limp after encountering a K-9 team while trespassing in the wash-outs.

K-9 Steve Faust while off-duty was assassinated outside Clark Gate when I was assigned to the 3rd SPG; I remember my roommate George and I going to the morgue to identify Steve's body (2 civilian German Shepard dogs and their retired USAF owner were also killed).

And on Wednesday 15 April 1987 at 2205 hours, I was knifed in the chest and hand by an intruder while TDY for a Protective Service Operation at Camp John Hay, Baguio Philippines - he almost killed me. I am thankful my police dog found and literally ate the intruder - the local police took care of the rest!

Rest in peace Bob and Steve. Our scars remind us of your service everyday!

David DuBay, A1C ([email protected])
K-9 @ 3rd Security Police Group Clark Air Base Philippines 1986-1988

April 15, 2020

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