In Memory

Tim Whitecotten

Tim Whitecotten, who was our Honorary member, our former Secretary, and one who successfully completed the first SAR academy with NORSAR – passed away from a brain tumor surrounded by family.  Tim was such a great inspiration and lived the meaning of a true “Hero”. His strength and courage brought such empowerment to those that knew and loved him. He will forever live in our hearts and give us the strength to carry on the fight for a cure. We all will miss Tim greatly!


“Brodie” ( CH. Nunya Or Ida Rathr B Trakin, MT), Urban Certified Trailing, 9/17/04-5/28/12  owned, handled and loved by former member Becky Irving.
Brodie spent his 7 1/2 years trailing those lost and endangered in Clackamas, Washington and Multnomah Counties. He was called out over 80 times since his original Urban certification in 2007. He had multiple walk up finds and provided a direction of travel in over 90% of the searches he was called on.

He was Oregon Veterinary Medical Associations “Hero” of the year for 2011.

Brodie loved people and it showed at every PR event he attended. He would bay to announce his arrival and expect that everyone would come and see him, and they did. He was a magnificent search partner and even in the advanced stages of his battle with cancer, he wanted to run a trail.

He will truly be missed by all. Forever in my heart—Becky Irving

KitaKita was a proud NORSAR K9 under handler Katie Grimes.  She is missed by her team who wishes her the best of times chasing butterflies in big green fields and galloping under the forest canopy.
SeashaSeasha  served NORSAR  and her community as a wilderness airscent dog with her handler Steve Korpi.  She was certified with the Oregon Police Canine Association in 2008.  She was a long-time blood donor with Dove Lewis Animal Hospital.  Seasha retired in 2014 at the impressive age of 10.