Agent Jerry Means and K-9 Riley work as a team for the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. K-9 Riley is Jerry’s third State Farm sponsored working dog since he started at the bureau. Jerry’s previous K-9 partner Sadie (Retired) was the winner of the 2011 American Humane Associations Hero Dog Awards’ “Law Enforcement/Arson” category. Jerry and his K-9 partners are National Ambassadors for American Humane Association, and Jerry is a member of their national Red Star emergency response team.
Jerry was born in Ventura California, but has lived in Colorado for most of his life. Jerry had served the citizens of Colorado as a fire fighter and police officer for the past 30 years. He has been recognized as Colorado Fire Investigator of the Year and Colorado Police Officer of the Year. Jerry is the President and Founder of the National Fire Dog Monument in Washington D.C. Jerry and his K-9 partners have traveled across the United States bringing awareness to the Arson K-9 Program and the American Humane Association. They have appeared on the Hero Dog Awards Show, the Marie Osmond Show, the Today Show, and Good Morning America, and are currently involved in filming a web-based series on the State Farm arson dog program with Victoria Stilwell.