Big Dogs Party with the Big Guns

Big dogs party with the big guns as K9s4COPS honors Harris County Sheriff

Big dogs party with the big guns as K9s4COPS honors sheriff at gala

K9s4COPS Gala Sheriff Ron Hickman, Sgt. Chris Moore and Kristi Schiller
Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman, Sgt. Chris Moore, Kristi Schiller. Photo by Amber Magic Studio
K9s4COPS Gala Phil and Desiree Lonsway
Phil Lonsway, Desiree Lonsway. Photo by Amber Magic Studio
K9s4COPS Gala Precinct 1 Constable Alan Rosen and Chair Laurie Krohn
Precinct 1 Constable Alan Rosen, Chair Laurie Krohn. Photo by Amber Magic Studio
K9s4COPS Gala Sgt. Chris Moore
Sgt. Chris Moore. Photo by Amber Magic Studio
K9s4COPS Gala Roseann Rogers
Roseann Rogers. Photo by Amber Magic Studio
K9s4COPS Gala Marissa Randazo and Phil Houston
Marissa Randazo, Phil Houston. Photo by Amber Magic Studio
K9s4COPS Gala Michael Pearce, Libby Cagle, Lauren Taft and Matthew Burras
Michael Pearce, Libby Cagle, Lauren Taft, Matthew Burras. Photo by Amber Magic Studio
K9s4COPS Rachel and Chief Jasen Rabalais
Rachel Rabalais, Chief Jasen Rabalais. Photo by Amber Magic Studio
K9s4COPS Gala Sheriff Ron Hickman, Sgt. Chris Moore and Kristi Schiller
K9s4COPS Gala Phil and Desiree Lonsway
K9s4COPS Gala Precinct 1 Constable Alan Rosen and Chair Laurie Krohn
K9s4COPS Gala Sgt. Chris Moore
K9s4COPS Gala Roseann Rogers
K9s4COPS Gala Marissa Randazo and Phil Houston
K9s4COPS Gala Michael Pearce, Libby Cagle, Lauren Taft and Matthew Burras
K9s4COPS Rachel and Chief Jasen Rabalais

What: The fourth annual "Unleashed Fast Dog/Hard Dog" gala.

Where: Bayou City Event Center

The scoop: The K9s4COPS benefit, chaired by Laurie Krohn, raised more than $350,000 for the program to provide law enforcement agencies with trained K9s. Since its founding four years ago the non-profit has provided 108 service dogs to 78 agencies and 12 schools in 28 states.

The event honored Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman and featured as guest speakers Phil Houston, New York Times best-selling author, and Marisa Randazzo, who served for a decade as chief research psychologist for the Secret Service. 

The 350 guests were entertained with the Hard Dog/Fast Dog competition, food stations from Caswell Catering and dance tunes provided by Back in Black!

Who: K9s4COPS founder Kristi Schiller, emcee Roseann Rogers, John Schiller, Tracy Krohn, Michael Pearce, Matthew Burrus, David Buchalter, Dr. Aashish Shah, Jack Rains, Terri and HCSO Chief Tim Cannon, Robert Eckels, Tracy and Pam Mahoney and Felicia Harris with John Hoss.