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11/7/2005 – 12/8/2015

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Looking back at all K-9 Megi (aka Maggie) has done for me, my family, and countless others is simply extraordinary.

As a first time Explosive detection handler, I could not have asked for a better first dog. One of the most stressful days as a handler was the day I had to certify for the first time with Megi, I was nervous, unsure of myself, and felt like I was over my head. I took a deep breath to gather my thoughts and covered my face with my hands, and just as I was doing that Megi came over and nudged me with her cold wet nose. She looked at me with those amazing eyes as to say ‘no worries kid, I got your back’, and she did! She preformed amazing for me, she was what you would call a “push button dog”, full proof, filled with confidence and a presence that drew everyone close.

Megi was the perfect detection dog, the dog other handlers hoped to get just one time in thier careers, and I was lucky enough to call her my partner.

Megi, thank you for the Handler you have made me, for loving my kids and my wife as much as you loved to work, for breaking barriers down for people who were once scared of dogs, thank you for all the times you have saved my butt, for helping support my family for years, thank you for never complaining about the long hours and your dedication to just simply making me happy!

I could never repay you or even put into words all that you truly mean to me. I love you! You will be missed in ways that I have a very hard time even thinking about without weeping like a child.

Today, I stand with so many others to honor your dedication to making this world a safer place. A hero in every aspect of the word, and one of God’s strong and beautiful Peacemakers.

Rest easy and in peace Megi, knowing that your brothers and sisters will take it from here.

God bless you!
Your proud Partner,

Steven Antommarchi

I only knew you a short time, Megi, but you grabbed my heart. My favorite part of the day was when Steven strolled you through our office for a visit, taking a break from your official duties. It sounds like you had an illustrious career and worked very hard to ensure safety. I know Steven will miss you terribly. Thank you for your service.

Laura Winter

What at great loss! Megi, the sweetest yet, toughest K-9 i have ever dealt with. So sorry for your loss Steve, I know you will miss your partner. Rest in peace Megi.

Tony Cintron

Sweet Megi,… are a hero. You dedicated your life to the safety of all of us. Thank you sweet baby girl. RIP.

Patricia A. Brown

Thank you Megi for all your wonderful service and dedication to keeping our society safe. I wish you were still here to teach Aires a thing or 2. There is a very special place for you in our hearts. God bless and know that you will be terribly missed.

Jeremy Dumrongsri

RIP Megi Sweet girl….run free across the Rainbow Bridge….thank you for your service.

Rhonda Todd

You will never be forgotten may you rest peacefully one day you will. meet your human on the rainbow bridge. Much love young lady


Rest in eternal peace, Megi until Steven calls for you on the Rainbow Bridge. You have served well and bravely. It is time for you to retire in Heaven, sweet girl.

Patti Bilinkas

You were a very special girl to us on earth, you took care of us in ways you don’t even know. Many of us never knew you but will love you and mourn you for a very long time. You will never be forgotten. Thank you Megi, thank you.

Lee Oliver

Thank you for all of your hard work and true dedication. You kept so many people safe from harm. You will be missed. From all of us here in Austin, you are a hero indeed!

Heather Perry

By the edge of a woods, at the foot of a hill,
Is a lush, green meadow where time stands still.
Where the friends of man and woman do run,
When their time on earth is over and done.
For here, between this world and the next,
Is a place where each beloved creature finds rest.
On this golden land, they wait and they play,
Till the Rainbow Bridge they cross over one day.
No more do they suffer, in pain or in sadness,
For here they are whole, their lives filled with gladness.
Their limbs are restored, their health renewed,
Their bodies have healed, with strength imbued.
They romp through the grass, without even a care,
Until one day they start, and sniff at the air.
All ears prick forward, eyes dart front and back,
Then all of a sudden, one breaks from the pack.
For just at that instant, their eyes have met;
Together again, both person and pet.
So they run to each other, these friends from long past,
The time of their parting is over at last.
The sadness they felt while they were apart,
Has turned into joy once more in each heart.
They embrace with a love that will last forever,
And then, side-by-side, they cross over… together.
Thank you for your service K9 Megi.

Mike Nations

To an un-sung hero……. R.I.P furr-angel

Carrie Gehling

You will be missed so much. Thank you for your Service and now you are watch over your owner from heaven above.


I met Megi and Steven just recently at the Operation Christmas Child job in Carrollton. I loved watching her work. It was hard to resist petting her when she was working. We considered her one of the OCC staff.


There is a bridge connecting heaven and Earth.
It is called the Rainbow Bridge because of its many colors. Just this side of the Rainbow Bridge is a land of meadows, hills and valleys, all of it covered with lush green grass.
When a beloved pet dies, the pet goes to this lovely land. There is always food and water and warm spring weather. There, the old and frail animals are young again. Those who are maimed are made whole once more. They play all day with each other, content and comfortable.
There is only one thing missing. They are not with the special person who loved them on Earth. So each day they run and play until the day comes when one suddenly stops playing and looks up! Then, the nose twitches! The ears are up! The eyes are staring! You have been seen, and that one suddenly runs from the group!
You take him or her in your arms and embrace. Your face is kissed again and again and again, and you look once more into the eyes of your trusting pet.
Then, together, you cross the Rainbow Bridge, never again to be separated.
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Kristy Hall

Rest in peace sweet girl. Thank you so very much for your service. The world lost an angel, but heaven definitely gained one. Until we all meet again at the Rainbow Bridge.

Stephanie Armenda

Bless those who loved and cared for you during your service. May God comfort them. RIP Megi

Loree Sommerfeld

R.I.P. Megi.. what a beautiful dog. So sorry for your loss. She earned her wing’s. . Thank you for sharing her story

Lori Underwood

Rest in peace Megi. Thank you for your service. Run free across the rainbow bridge.


Megi…you have made us so proud since the first day you come in from Europe. You were our pride & joy working alongside one of the youngest canine handlers with Garrison and Sloan. As you continued your career, you were deployed to Washington DC where you did a fantastic job keeping our nation safe. You made an impact on everyone that knew you. We’re so happy that you were with Steven and his family for the last few years. I know you were in excellent hands. You were truly a working girl!!! May you rest in peace as you will always be remembered..

Maria Guzman – Garrison & Sloan

Home At Last

The trees were blowing in the gentle breeze
the sun was shining; thru the leaves on the trees
The meadows are green; and the grass grows tall
off in the distance; you can see a waterfall

Over the falls; down through the creek
the water flows gently; as a rabbit sneaks a peek
Far up above; in the deep blue sky
the birds soar high; as they fly by

The animals play; at the bridge by the waterfall
chasing each other; and just having a ball
They play all day; from morning to night
there’s no more rain; just warm sunlight

Off in the distance; the trumpets would blow
all would look up; and notice a bright glow
The harps would play; and the angels would sing
as another pet has come home; who had earned his wings

– John Quealy

Eric Grafton