Herkimer, N.Y. - The FBI Agent's Association set up a special fund in memory of Ape, a two year-old K9 shot and killed Thursday morning when agents and officials stormed a building to end a daylong standoff.
The gunman inside was Kurt Myers, 64 of Mohawk, and he is responsible for shooting six people on Wednesday morning. Four of those men shot died, two more remain in the hospital. Two of those killed were longtime New York State Corrections Officers. The shootings occurred at a barbershop near Myers' apartment and a car wash a mile away in the Village of Herkimer.
Myers began a standoff with police inside a vacant building on N. Main Street in Herkimer late Wednesday morning. Early Wednesday afternoon he exchanged gunfire with police.
Thursday morning New York State Police and members of the FBI, with support from local police, raided the building to end the standoff. Myers shot and killed an FBI K9 dog named "Ape" before authorities shot and killed Myers.
Since the raid, Ape's story went viral online and on social media and the outpouring of support for the K9 that just began active duty in February has been overwhelming, according to FBI sources.
In response a fund has been established in Ape's honor.
Below is information on how to contribute.
Checks should be made payable to: FBIAA Membership Assistance Fund
Note on the check the Donation is for the “Ape K9 Fund”, or the “FBI’s Fallen K9”
Mail to: FBI Membership Assistance Fund
PO Box 320215
Alexandria, VA 22320
Or make a donation online at www.fbiaa.org
Please make a note that your donation is for the “Ape K9 Fund” or the “FBI’s Fallen K9”