Jeff Mueller, left, Sandy Redman, Barbie and Dan Spinazzola, co-chairs of the recent Gold Shield Gala honoring San Diego’s K9 crime fighters.

Jeff Mueller, left, Sandy Redman, Barbie and Dan Spinazzola, co-chairs of the recent Gold Shield Gala honoring San Diego’s K9 crime fighters.

— The San Diego Police Foundation’s fourth annual Gold Shield Gala recently honored police dogs and their officers as “superheroes...