CIA K9 HALL of FAME: Gerro the German Shepherd

Photo credit: CIA

While 4leggers has grown into a site that offers fact sheets, helpful tips, and feature stories about all four-legged mammals from household cats to mountain lions, bears, elephants and even mice, the foundation of 4leggers is our love of dogs.

To help educate the public about how important canines are to our everyday life, even though we often don’t know it, 4leggers is launching a series of stories about some of the most courageous dogs in the world. To kick off the series, we’re focusing on the best of the best: the retired working dogs of the K9 Corps of the Central Intelligence Agency who have been enshrined in the CIA’s K9 Hall of Fame.

If you know of any courageous dogs – whether working dogs or just a neighbor’s dog who saved a life or did something courageous – please contact us and we’ll follow up about doing a story: change [at] sherpamultimedia [dot] com.


NAME: Gerro

BREED: German shepherd

SPECIALTY: undisclosed

BIRTHPLACE: undisclosed


My name is Germaine Sebastian Bartholomew Otis Darcy. That’s a mouthful, isn’t it? Call me “Gerro,” all my friends do.

I help sniff out trouble for the CIA. My partner, Officer Clancy, and I have won several medals at competitions. My parents are really proud of me. My family has a tradition of helping humans. My great, great grandfather served in the Army in World War II in the original “K-9 Corps.”

My dad helped me over the “ruff” spots in training, and I graduated at the top of my class. When I met Officer Clancy, he was a little puzzled by my long first name. He felt a lot better when he found out I go by Gerro. He already had two other German shepherds like me named Christy and Roxy. They told me that he’s a really good guy. We all get along great, and I love playing catch and other games with my sisters.

Working with Officer Clancy is a lot of fun. But we do a lot of serious work. We work together so much that we can almost read each other’s thoughts. And that’s why we’re so good in competitions. I don’t like to brag, but we’re a pretty good team.

Source: CIA


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