K-9 Officer Rex, 8 years old, reported for
his heavenly duty on Monday, March 25, 2019 with his faithful partner, Robert
Pemberton and family by his side. A final bow will be held 6 P.M., Tuesday, April
2, 2019 at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Vaughn, Chief Scott Smith and Judge Keli
Rex, who was born in June of 2010 in The Netherlands,
served faithfully and loyally as the Greenville Police Departmentís K-9 Officer
since December 2012, and had a distinguished career with the department.
In 2016, Officer Pemberton and K-9 Rex were
recognized by The Black Asphalt Law Enforcement Network for seizing 32.7 Kilos
of Crystal Meth, this was the largest Crystal Meth seizure reported to The Black
Asphalt in 2016.
In 2017, Rex was named Top Narcotics Dog
from the United States Police Canine Association (U.S.P.C.A.) Region 20 and the
Most Weapons Seized as a Result of a Traffic Stop by the National Interdiction
Conference in Pennsylvania. That same year, the Texas Narcotics Officers
Association awarded Pemberton and Rex with State K-9 Team of the Year.
U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Fate) also
presented a commendation to the team after he learned Pemberton and K-9 Rex had
been named as the Greenville Kiwanis Police Officer and K-9 of the Year in
Rex is survived by his partner and dad, Officer
Robert Pemberton; his human family, mom, Diana Pemberton; siblings, Holten,
Hunter and Hannah Pemberton; his fellow Officers of the Greenville Police Department
and all the Greenville and surrounding Communities.
Rex is preceded in death by his brother,
K-9 Officer Ceiko.
Pawbearers will be his fellow K-9 Officer brothers
and sisters in Blue.
In honor of Rex, you may bring dog toys to his
Final Bow that will be donated to the Greenville Animal Shelter in memory of
No words can express the appreciation for
your efforts you have made to help fight the war on drugs and terrorism. Thank you Rex for your protection and service to