Larissa Wohl press photo
Larissa Wohl, co-host

GAC Family honors America’s top-performing Police and Military K-9 Heroes in an all-new special, entitled, “K-9 Hero Awards”

GAC Family will honor America’s top-performing police and military K-9 heroes in an all-new special, entitled, “K-9 Hero Awards.” The presentation will be hosted by Larissa Wohl, alongside, James Craigmyle, a US Army veteran, and certified K-9 trainer. “K-9 Hero Awards” will premiere on GAC Family on Thursday, May 12, 2022, at 5 pm ET. Also, the special was created in partnership with Project K-9 Hero, an organization dedicated to providing assistance for our nation’s heroic working dogs.

James Craigmyle, co-host

James Craigmyle press photo

‘K-9 Hero Awards’ showcases the incredible achievements and devoted service of Police K-9s, Military Working Dogs, Fire Department K-9s, and Search and Rescue K-9s at the local, state, and federal levels. K-9 Heroes are crowned in seven categories: Patrol Apprehension, Narcotics Detection, Tracking and Trailing, Firearms Detection, Search and Rescue, Accelerant Detection, and Explosives Detection. Award-winning K-9s in each category will receive free medical coverage for life from Project K-9 Hero.

Project K-9 Hero

K-9 Hero Awards logo

Project K-9 Hero is a national nonprofit 501c3 organization, whose mission is to provide medical care, food, and death benefit assistance for our nation’s retired Police K-9s and Military Working Dogs. Also, the organization helps K-9s who need a home after their service, through rehabilitation and adoption. Project K-9 Hero is actively engaged with members of Congress to pass a law that grants federal funding for medical care for retired working dogs through the K-9 Hero Act.

‘K-9 Hero Awards’ is part of GAC Family’s broadening commitment to quality, pet-centric programming that raises awareness for important causes supporting animal welfare in America. In February, GAC Family announced the “Great American Rescue Bowl,” a new special slated to air in 2023. The special will showcase kittens, puppies, cats, and dogs available for adoption at shelters across the country. “K-9 Hero Awards” is produced for GAC Family by Pleasant Street Entertainment. Check out the full list of 2021 K-9 Hero Awards recipients below.

Patrol Apprehension Award

K9 CHIEF press photo

K-9 Chief/ Nick Stewart

Agency – Moses Lake PD

Moses Lake, WA

Narcotics Detection Award

K9 ASHA press photo

K-9 Asha/Jaime Garcia

Agency – Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office, TX

Edinburg, TX

Explosives Detection Award

MWD Eros/Paige Lewis photo

MWD Eros/Paige Lewis

Agency – US Army 947th Military Police Detachment (Washington D.C.)

Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri

Firearms Detection Award

K9 TITAN press photo

K-9 Titan/Daniel Kaase

Agency – Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives – Dallas Field Division

Brock, Texas

Search and Rescue Award

K9 BELLA press photo

K-9 Bella/Barbara Weakley Jones

Agency – Jefferson County Coroner’s Office, KY

Louisville, KY

Accelerant Detection Award

K-9 Dolley: Bud Herndon press photo

K-9 Dolley/Bud Herndon

Agency – Loudon County Fire Marshals Office, VA

Ashburn, VA

Tracking/Trailing Award

K9 RUSTY press photo

K-9 Rusty/Chris Robinson

Agency – Greenville County Sheriff’s Office, SC

Greenville, South Carolina

K-9 Flash Legacy Award

K9 DUKE press photo

K-9 Duke/Ed Soares

Agency – Menlo Park PD, California

Menlo Park, California


GAC Family Color logo

GAC Media, LLC is home to Great American Channels: “GAC Family” Stories Well Told and “GAC Living” Life Well Lived. As the flagship service, GAC Family celebrates American culture, lifestyle, and heritage with original holiday-themed, family-friendly movies and series. GAC Living is the unscripted companion to GAC Family that celebrates Great American family-friendly traditions every day and every season. GAC Media, LLC was established in June 2021 and was organized by Dallas-based Hicks Equity Partners LLC and Bill Abbott. Its ownership primarily consists of US-based family offices.

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