His name stuck with me, tho, and later that year when I needed a throwaway name for a character in Suburban Jungle, I recycled it. Little did I know what I was getting myself into! ;) It was a little jarring to read about Dover getting killed and trying not to think of the cheetahboy.
So, for those who are curious, now you know: Dover Cheetah is named after a dead redshirt. ;) The dead redshirt, in turn, is named after the town in Pennsylvania ... which I presume is named after the place in England with all the white cliffs.