Handler: Officer Christopher Galluppo
Jacksonville Police Department
1 W Adams St # 100
Jacksonville, FL 32202-3616
Officer Christopher Galluppo lost his partner July 1 when a snake bite killed one of Jacksonville's four K9s.
Jeff, a 3-year-old German shepherd, was at the home he
shared with Galluppo
family when he
"It's rare for a dog to differentiate between home and work, but he could," Galluppo said, noting that the K9 was very valuable to the department because he was certified as a dual purpose patrol and narcotic dog able to track both suspects and drugs.
With the department since July 2008, he
also was the demo dog, helping Galluppo
give demonstrations to the Boy Scouts and other groups.
Jeff was uniquely suited for the job because he
was so good-natured, his
partner of a year and nine months said.
got along with everybody.
The department credits Jeff with helping in numerous drug arrests and seizures of cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamine.
Jeff lived among Galluppo's
four children but wasn't treated like a typical pet.
had a special diet and sleeping quarters.
The family became attached nonetheless.
"Especially my daughter," Galluppo
"Jeff's going to be tough to replace," Galluppo