We all know that Lee was so proud of the work of his protege Steve Garey. He is especially thrilled that Steve took his advice to always remember to give back. A career committed to community service in addition to stage performance Steve is showing the world what Lee taught him.

Sadly it was a somber occasion for  the Palm Springs community as they gathered together to celebrate the life of Ike – a police dog killed in the line of duty.

Video of the sad story of how Ike died in the line of duty. 

Steve Garey at Memorial Service for Ike in Palm Springs

Story and video of the tribute memorial for Ike with Steve Garey.   Steve had the opportunity to meet Ike while he was on duty, taking joy in watching his coat change as he grew from a pup to the hero he came to be.

Donations in Ike’s name can be made to the Gary Kitchen Memorial Fund, benefiting the Palm Springs Police Department K-9 Unit, P.O. Box 1830, Palm Springs, 92263.

Steve Garey’s work is with the Arf Academy Awards which raises and donates money to animal shelters.  Liberace posthumously received the Appreciation Award which is displayed at the Liberace Museum in Las Vegas.