The Greene County Sheriff’s Office K9 Lor, who obtained national attention during appearances on the TV show “Live PD”, is in a competition to be named a “Hero Dog.”
The American Humane Hero Dog Award is given yearly to dogs and their handlers who do “extraordinary things” according to the awards website. The awards look at seven categories of dogs: Law Enforcement/Arson Dogs, Service Dogs, Therapy Dogs, Military Dogs, Search and Rescue Dogs, Guide/Hearing Dogs and Shelter Dogs.
The awards show, which is aired on Hallmark Channel, is aimed to highlight the ways that dogs benefit and enhance the lives of humans from providing security in searching for bombs or drugs to helping those with disabilities be able to navigate their daily lives to that rescue dog who helped a family heal from a tragedy.
GCSO K9 Lor is competing in the Law Enforcement/Arson category. If Lor is selected the winner in that division, Lor and his handler, GCSO PIO James Craigmyle, will be flown by the awards to Los Angeles for the national show.
Previous finalists for the show include a shelter dog who became a search & rescue K9 that found the missing son of the woman who cared for the dog five years earlier at a shelter and a therapy dog who overcame the amputation of all four of its lower legs because of abuse who became an inspiration to amputees.
Voting for the award is open to the public. You can vote by submitting your name and email address on this website, but you will not receive any advertising emails or will it be released to the public according to the website. The round 1 voting is open until May 2nd at Noon pacific time.
Here is the bio for Lor posted on the awards’ website:
K9 Lor started his law enforcement career with the Greene County Sheriff’s Office, MO in 2011. Lor is a dual purpose dog trained in narcotics detection and patrol apprehension. Throughout his career, Lor has assisted the DEA, US Postal Inspector, US Customs and Border Protection, ATF, Missouri Highway Patrol, SWAT, local task forces, city police departments, and his very own agency in locating hundreds of thousands of dollars in narcotics.
Lor has approximately 2,000 deployments in his career. He has used his tracking/trailing skills on many occasions to locate missing or lost kids and adults as well as violent suspects. Lor has repeatedly assisted in locating weapons used during the commission of crimes in addition to other evidence needed in investigations. He has also reduced the risk of harm to officers and the public by apprehending violent suspects during his patrol duties.
Lor is an ambassador in our local community and has spent over a thousand hours in schools with children of all ages and at community outreach events. He visits local kids in the hospital to cheer them up and also attends birthday parties when requested. Lor has spent countless hours demonstrating the abilities and functions of law enforcement dogs for our community.
At the age of 10, Lor has been a featured K9 on LivePD on A&E, has flown to events across the country to make appearances and has became an international icon for law enforcement K9’s.