Those who have suffered the loss of a pet often describe it as if they lost a member of their family. For Petersburg Sheriff’s Office Corporal Myron Green, losing his dog meant losing a member of his family and his partner.
The Petersburg Sheriff’s Office mourns the death of their Explosive Detection K-9, Tex, who died Sunday morning at the home of his partner. Tex became a part of the Petersburg Sheriff’s Office family in 2009 and has been with his trainer and partner, Cpl. Myron Greene, from the beginning. His death was attributed to causes in which German Shepherds often succumb to without warning.
There is a relationship established between the K-9 and the handler. They are together everyday, the K-9 lives with his partner and they go on every call together, so losing a K-9 is very hard. “Tex was a great asset to the community and to law enforcement in and around the city of Petersburg” Sheriff Vanessa Crawford said.
She said Tex provided service to the Petersburg community and the entire state, while serving our brothers and sisters in blue. Tex went through obedience training and then was trained to sniff out bombs and explosive devices.
Tex graduated from the Virginia State Police K-9 training academy in 2010 and continued to undergo training on a regular basis since that time. Tex also was instrumental in visiting the Sheriff’s Office law enforcement camp each year with his
handler to help educate students about law enforcement and the benefits of a law enforcement K-9.
Losing Tex was not only a personal loss for Deputy Green and the Sheriff’s Office, it also takes away another crime-fighter from this community.