K-9 Hero Awards

November 4

The K-9 Hero Awards by Project K-9 Hero were founded with the goal of recognizing our nation's top performing Police and Military K-9 Heroes.


Thursday, November 4th, 2021 at 6pm

Mellon Auditorium

1301 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20240

There are so many hero dogs that deserve honor and recognition. Although there are award programs for a broad array of hero dogs, we saw a need for an award program exclusively focused on the merits of Police K-9s, Military Working Dogs, Fire Department K-9s, and Search and Rescue K-9s.


We will be awarding K-9 Heroes in seven categories: 

Patrol Apprehension | Narcotics Detection | Explosives Detection | Firearms Detection | Search and Rescue | Accelerant Detection | Tracking.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, out of our control, we are saddened to announce that we are having to postpone the live filming of the #K9HeroAwards to a later date. We want to thank our partners at GAC Family Network, our co-hosts at United States Congress, and all of our sponsors and donors who support our mission. The event scheduled for November 4th will be moved to a time when we can host a high-quality event without restrictions that our K-9 Heroes deserve. Thank you for understanding and supporting our mission at Project K-9 Hero


Daylight Saving Time is a great reminder to change the batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors this weekend. If your smoke detector is more than ten years old, it’s time to replace it. If your carbon monoxide detector is more than five years old, it’s time to replace it.

Stay safe!

Daylight Savings Time

November 7

Time Change 2021 

Nov 7, 2021 - Daylight Saving Time Ends

When local daylight time is about to reach
Sunday, November 7, 2021, 2:00:00 am clocks are turned backward 1 hour to Sunday, November 7, 2021, 1:00:00 am local standard time instead.


Crash Responder Safety Week

November 8-14

Crash Responder Safety Week, November 8th - 14th, the Federal Highway Administration collaborates with national partners, states, and local responders to reduce the number of traffic incident responders injured or killed in the line of duty.

From January through October of this year, fifty-one traffic incident responders have been killed, and far more sustained life-altering injuries. This national event promotes Slow Down, Move Over law awareness for motorists, and free Traffic Incident Management training for responders. During this Crash Responder Safety Week—and every week—slow down and move over from traffic incidents to keep professionals working to clear roadway incidents safe. Traffic incident responders also have families waiting for them. 

All 50 States and D.C. have Move Over laws requiring drivers to slow down and move over when they are near stationary responder vehicles, but not all Americans know they exist. Do your part - slow down, move over and tell friends, family and neighbors that it's the law! #SlowDownMoveOver #CRSW


Veterans Day

November 11

The Veterans Day National Ceremony is held each year on November 11th at Arlington National Cemetery . The ceremony commences precisely at 11:00 a.m. with a wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknowns and continues inside the Memorial Amphitheater with a parade of colors by veterans' organizations and remarks from dignitaries.

The ceremony is intended to honor and thank all who served in the United States Armed Forces. The Veterans Day National Committee also selects a number of regional sites for Veterans Day observances throughout the country. From stirring parades and ceremonies to military exhibits and tributes to distinguished veterans, these events serve as models for other communities to follow in planning their own observances.


Remembering Harlej

November 13

Fishers Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Wednesday, November 13, 2019

K9 Harlej was shot and killed while performing a track for a suspect who had fled on foot following a vehicle pursuit of a suspected drunk driver shortly after midnight.

K9 Harlej and his handler tracked the man into a wooded area near 131st Street and Olio Road from the point where the subject fled. Harlej was off-lead when he located the subject and ran ahead of his handler. Harlej bit the subject during the apprehension but the man fatally shot him.

His handler took the man into custody.

K9 Harlej had served with the Fishers Police Department for four years.

Thanksgiving Assistance Distribution

November 20

This year’s annual Thanksgiving Assistance for Hamilton County residents, which includes distribution of food boxes and baskets, will be held on the dates, if not privately sponsored, at this location: Hamilton County 4H Fairgrounds, Noblesville, IN.

A “Holiday Assistance” application is required.  Applications should be completed online ( as soon as possible, or contact the Good Samaritan Network office (317.842.2603). One application, completed annually, can be used for Thanksgiving Assistance and/or Christmas Assistance.

9am-1pm - Thanksgiving Distribution 

(application required) 



November 25

It’s a good thing to set aside time such as Thanksgiving to focus on giving thanks. Thanksgiving is a time for expressing gratitude for family, friends, faith and good fortune. Often, however, the true meaning of the day can get lost in the chaos and commercialization of the holiday season, prompting a need to redirect our attention back to the blessings bestowed upon us.

Today let us pause from our many activities to give thanks for our bountiful harvests and abundant freedoms, when so many in this world have neither. As we give thanks today, give thanks tomorrow, the day after, the day after that, and allow it to become a habit of our hearts. Let us ever be mindful of the faith and spiritual values that have made our Nation great and that alone can keep us great.


This is a perfect time for us to pause and say thanks. The opportunity to be a small part of HCSO and serve alongside all of you gives us joy and thankfulness each day of the year. Your generosity to this organization is beyond amazing. We are truly grateful to all of you for all that you do. Thank You!


Happy Thanksgiving!