Partner of David Lim,
one of the last survivors rescued
from the collapsed World Trade Center Towers
Age: 4-1/2 Years
Died on 9-11-01
following information comes from an NBC television interview with David
Lim in the days following his rescue from the carnage of the second
World Trade Center tower that collapsed.
David Lim and Sirius were assigned to the World Trade
Center as the Port Authority's Police K9 Unit Explosive Detector Team.
They were partners for 1-1/2 years. The two reported to work in the
basement of the World Trade Center building (#2) at 6:00 a.m. on September
11, 2001. When the first plane hit the other tower, David Lim left Sirius
in his kennel while he went to investigate the jolt and subsequently
race up the stairs to urge people to evacuate the building. When the
second plane struck his building, Officer Lim, some firefighters, and
an injured woman were trapped in the debris on the fourth floor when
the tower collapsed around them as they tried to get out. Five hours
later, they were rescued by Rescue Company No. 43.
Officer Lim broke into tears thinking of all the people
and his friends still unaccounted for in the rubble. He closed the interview
with these words:
"I also grieve for my partner, my partner Sirius.
I know he's a dog and of course the priority is people, but if you come
across my dog, know that he waits for me in his kennel."
Lim, this is to let you know that we too grieve for the thousands of
lives lost in the collapsed buildings, and we include among them one
faithful four-legged companion as well who also will not be forgotten.
information about Sirius and the recovery of his remains is available
at the following link: http://www.graphicintent.com/milaville/sirius.html
tributes to Sirius can be found on the Port Authority Police Memorial
Tributes page at http://www.portauthoritypolicememorial.org/sirius_tributes.htm.