December 11, 2016, will mark the six (6) year anniversary that four (4) sets of human remains were discovered off of Ocean Parkway, Long Island, NY near Gilgo Beach. Officer Mallia and his cadaver K9, Blue, were conducting some training in and around the area of Gilgo, when they came upon the reasons of the girls. Suffolk County Police had been looking for missing escort, Shannan Gilbert who disappeared on the night of May 1, 2010. All four (4) of the victims were in close proximity of one another and had been wrapped in burlap. These women, Melissa Barthelemy, Amber Costello, Maureen Brainard Barnes and Megan Waterman became known as the “Gilgo 4.”
On Wednesday, December 21, 2016, from 8AM -9AM EDT, on WRCN 103.9FM, Long Island News Radio, host Jay Oliver and I, will have a special hour show dedicated to the Long Island Serial Killer and his victims.
Tim Pino, a retired K9 Unit Commander is a nationally recognized police dog handler. He continues to lobby states around the country for better laws to protect law enforcement service animals. Tim’s K9 partner, Dano, was the first animal in New Jersey state history to have a law named after him – Dano’s Law.
Commander Pino will discuss the training of law enforcement K9s, how cadaver dogs work and how they can be used to detect human remains.
For more information on #DanoLaw, you can contact Tim via Twitter @SheriffK9NJ