Sam the Explosives Detection CanineRecognize your working K9. This page, formerly known as “K9 Pride,” is the brag page for Police K9, Military Working Dogs and professional show dogs. Show pride in your dog’s achievement. If your dog has done something heroic or something that you are proud of, let us know about it. We would be honored to promote your K9’s talents and achievements with text and an image. Email your image and description to K9allpro@k9handler.com


Sam the Explosives Detection Canine

Sam is a nine year old English lab born in the Netherlands. He arrived in the United States with his own K9 passport at about one year old. His first handler left Rhode Island to become a firefighter in New York, and Bruce Quinn was selected to be his new partner.

Sam is an Explosives Detector Dog (EDD), or bomb dog for short, and is certified through the International Police Work Dog Association (IPWDA). He also has his own “Sam the Explosives Detection Canine” Facebook page.


Roxey has been the best K9 partner I could have had these past 9 years

K9 Roxey

So the time has come for K9-1 Roxey to retire. Roxey was imported to the U.S. in April of 1999. In June of 1999, I went to choose a partner. It did not quite work out the way I had planned, thank God. Roxey ended up choosing me, which set the tone for our partnership from then forward. I guess you could say she set me straight, this was to be a true partnership, not just a handler-dog relationship.

Over the past 9 years, Roxey has proven to be an integral part of the Department. She has responded to more than 1600 calls for service. Roxey has assisted in taking over 400lbs of illegal narcotics and 17 handguns off the streets. Tens of thousands of dollars and numerous vehicles were also seized with Roxey’s help. She has been responsible for hundreds of felony and misdemeanor arrests.

Roxey has been the best partner I could have had these past 9 years. She has always been ready to work, even when everyone else knew she needed a break. She tracked in 120 degree heat index and the cold of 32 degrees below zero wind chill. Two years ago, Roxey hurt her back on a home invasion track. She fused two vertebrae and then later broke that fuse. Roxey has been on medications ever since. The pain associated with that injury has made it difficult to work in extreme humidity. Roxey, however, would work through it as long as I would allow her to do so. It is now time for her to stay home and be pampered by my two and a half year old daughter, Sydney.

We would like to thank the Department for letting us be the first K9 Unit. I cannot imagine what my job would have been like if the officers who were on that initial committee had not made the decision to start the Unit. We would also like to thank all of our fellow officers who have worked with us and supported us throughout the years.

Thanks again, Doug and Roxey

K9 Officer Douglas R. Beckman
University of Illinois Police Dept.


MWD Carlos is a 5 year old Dutch Shepherd who has been there and done that.

K9 Carlos

I would like to submit MWD Carlos/F337 for your K-9 pride section.

MWD Carlos is a 5 year old Dutch Shepherd who has been there and done that. Carlos has deployed four times in his short life and has had the honor of leaving a lasting impression on many people during multiple support missions. His second deployment to Baghdad, Iraq is where he stepped up and saved hundreds of lives. His contributions to the War on Terrorism read like a fictional novel.

Carlos contributed critical explosive detection to 100 downtown raids with the 506th RCT/101st ABN. During these missions Carlos was credited with multiple solo finds consisting of rifles, EFP devices, RPG’s, IED’s, and in one raid, over 700 anti-personnel mines. In this one find Carlos saved countless US personnel and civilians. These finds along with his relentless display of bravery during a 45 minute firefight to rescue an American convoy solidify his presence as a “true” working dog. During this rescue Carlos endured continued direct and indirect fire making sweep after sweep to clear a safe route to retrograde. For his actions Carlos was made an honorary member of the 506th RCT and was awarded the Army Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster.
Carlos will be greatly missed by his handler.

SSgt Geoffrey Welsh


Upper Uwchlan Police Department PA, Sgt. Bright and K9 Slick started their K9 career in 1999

K9 Slick

Upper Uwchlan Police Department PA, Sgt. Bright and K9 Slick started their K9 career in 1999. Immediately out of training the team assisted on a search for an escaped fugitive. A four-time convicted killer escaped and a large scale search was conducted by numerous law enforcement agencies. K9 Slick was injured during this search but quickly recovered and the fugitive was captured.

To name a few of their other accomplishments, in 2004 the team assisted county detectives in searching a storage container area for drugs and a container filled with $2 million dollars worth of marijuana was found. The team also assisted the State Police on a traffic stop and $22,000 dollars worth of heroin was located. K9 Slick was also injured during this search. The suspects squeezed Bengay out in the area of the drugs. It was found that drug dealers will leave Bengay near the drugs knowing that if a K9 sniffs the area, the Bengay is poisonous to them.

In 2000, the team was requested to assist in a supermarket takeover. The suspects shot a police officer and were apprehended after a long standoff. The K9 team also assisted in locating the shotgun shells in a field that were used in shooting the officer. On Good Friday 2004, the team responded to a bank robbery and located evidence off a track that was used in the robbery. DNA was extracted from the evidence and submitted into the CODIS databank. In December of 2006, a positive match was found from the DNA on a subject that had been arrested for numerous bank robberies in neighboring counties. K9 Slick retired in January 2006.

The Upper Uwchlan Police Association would like to thank Sgt. Bright & K9 Slick for their years of K9 service to the department. We wish K9 Slick a happy retirement relaxing at home.

Detective Thomas Jones
Upper Uwchlan Police Association, President


Archie is one of 600 K-9s in the Border Patrol, and has located illegal aliens, drugs, and thousands of dollars worth of drug money

K9 Archie

Just wanted to brag a little about the Border Patrol’s K-9 program! This is my K-9 Partner “Archie”, one of 600 K-9s in the Border Patrol, after he busted a 210 lb. Marijuana load hidden in a false compartment on a pick up truck. So far Archie has located 503 Concealed Humans (Aliens), 2098 lbs. (including this load), and over $200,000.00 of contaminated currency (drug money).

Protecting the Borders
Rob Lukason


K-9 Casko is 2 years old and we have been a team now for one year.

K9 Casko

I would like to show off K-9 Casko. He is 2 years old and we have been a team now for one year. I am a Sr. Trooper with the Vermont State Police and only the third female K-9 handler in the history of our program. I purchased K-9 Casko when he was 11 months old and we graduated K-9 Patrol in November 2005 and Drug School in April 2006.

Sr. Trooper Michelle LeBlanc
Vermont State Police,
Williston Barracks


The search revealed one of the largest busts in Houston County history and the highlight of Officer English and K-9 Drachen's career

K9 Drachen

On Oct. 12, 2005, WRPD Officer English and K-9 Drachen were called out at 3:00 AM to assist Houston County Sheriffs ICE Sgt. Chad Payne and Dep. Wayne Mitchell who had pulled over a 2005 Ford Crown Vic for swerving in front of them on I-75 northbound. After a free air sniff and a positive alert on the trunk by K-9 Drachen, Sgt. Payne’s interdiction skills paid off. The search revealed over $15,000 in cash and 140 pounds of British Columbian Marijuana (B.C. Bud)! It’s one of the largest busts in Houston County history and the highlight of Officer English and K-9 Drachen’s career (so far)! We hope for many more to come. Good job Drachen!

Warner Robins Police Department – Georgia
Officer Stacie English and K-9 Drachen


K-9 Ricki was a dual-purpose Beauceron Shepherd from Romania.

K9 Ricki

“K-9 Ricki was a dual-purpose Beauceron Shepherd from Romania. His handler, Officer Brad Wilson, started the K-9 program at the City of Riverside Police Department in Montgomery County Ohio in 1999. Ofc. Wilson and K-9 Ricki were very active patrolling the streets of Riverside and surrounding communities. K-9 Ricki responded to well over 1000 calls for service, yielding an impressive detection and apprehension record. K-9 Ricki was responsible for over 300 criminal arrests in narcotics detection and criminal patrol, including 30 physical apprehensions and nearly 100 bark and hold detentions.

K-9 Ricki and Ofc. Wilson received numerous commendations for their work in the field including recognition from a local agency after K-9 Ricki tracked and located a stabbing victim that had fled the crime scene and could not be located. K-9 Ricki located the unconscious victim in a tree line several properties away and was credited with saving the dying man’s life.

K-9 Ricki and Ofc. Wilson were also valuable members of the Montgomery County Regional SWAT team until 2005, when K-9 Ricki began enjoying the “Retired Life” when his partner, Ofc. Wilson, suffered a heart attack and had to “Hang up the Gun Belt” for good.”

Bradley J. Wilson
K-9 Operations Supervisor
Mountain Protective Services, LLC


We've had numerous dogs, but Max is the best we have ever had

K9 Max

A pair of Smith County Sheriff’s Department officers nabbed another pair of alleged drug smugglers Thursday night in one of the largest drug seizures in East Texas history. Sheriff J.B. Smith said Deputy John Smith and his partner K-9 Max, a 4-year-old Dutch shepherd, were patrolling Interstate 20 near the 549 mile marker when the deputy noticed a 1996 Freightliner tractor-trailer commit two traffic violations.

Sheriff Smith said his deputy smelled a strong odor of raw marijuana when the passenger opened his door so he had K-9 Max search the vehicle. Inside the empty trailer, Max located a hidden compartment which held 2,620 pounds of marijuana and 20 kilos of cocaine. The drugs were confiscated, as were the tractor-trailer and $3,491 in currency. “I’ve never seen this much marijuana at one time in my entire career. This stuff appears to be top-grade drugs,” the Sheriff said. “This is an outstanding job one more time by my deputy and dog.”Smith County Sheriff's Department officers nabbed another pair of alleged drug smugglers Thursday night in one of the largest drug seizures in East Texas history

Sheriff Smith said the truck’s driver and passenger, both of Jackson, MS., were each arrested on one first-degree felony count of aggravated possession of a controlled substance and one count of second-degree felony possession of marijuana. The Sheriff said the street value on the drugs in East Texas was between $6 million and $7 million, but in Mississippi the value would increase by as much as 20 percent. The longtime Sheriff applauded the work of his deputy and praised his dog. “We’ve had numerous dogs, but Max is the best we have ever had,” he said. “He really loves this stuff.”


My partner K-9 Abby and I work for the Daviess Co. Sheriff's Department in Kentucky.

K9 Abby

My partner K-9 Abby and I work for the Daviess Co. Sheriff’s Department in Kentucky. We were called to assist on a search warrant of a house along with our Narcotics Division Detectives. A vehicle that was operated by the suspect was in the driveway of the residence and was not included on the search warrant. K-9 Abby, a 19 month old Giant Schnauzer trained and certified in Narcotics detection at Rudy Drexler’s School for Dogs in Elkhart IN, was utilized on the vehicle. K-9 Abby alerted on the trunk seam and again on the passenger side door of the car. Seized from a small cooler bag in the trunk was 7.6 grams of crystal meth, 6 grams of marijuana and various drug paraphernalia items. Also seized was nearly $4000 in cash. Other than small amounts of marijuana that K-9 Abby has found, this was her first sizable find.

K-9 Abby and I are assigned as school resource officers at Daviess County High School where over 1850 students and staff attend every day. She was purchased, along with an explosive detection K-9, by the School Board and utilized at 3 high schools, 3 middle schools and numerous elementary schools in the county district. We have to give the School Board a big “high five” for doing all they do to keep their schools a safe, drug free environment for students to learn and staff to work.

Deputy Russ Day
Daviess County Sheriff


Here is a picture of K-9 Fiona with marijuana and hallucinogenic mushrooms she found in an RV

K9 Fiona

Here is a picture of K-9 Fiona (a 3 year old Border Collie) and me with approximately 18 pounds of marijuana and 18 pounds of hallucinogenic mushrooms she found in an RV. There were also 1,200 ecstasy tablets in the bottom of the duffel bag.

Kyle Darnell
Montgomery County Sheriffs Office


I am proud to be Bullet's handler and I am thankful of the support the Milpitas PD K-9 Team has given Bullet and me.

K9 Bullet

K-9 Bullet (PSD/NDD) will retire in August 2005, after 6 1/2 years of service. Bullet’s retirement is due to an unknown neurological condition that affects his hind leg. He has been deployed in nearly 1,000 calls for service and located numerous suspects as a direct result of a search or track. We have conducted nearly 200 narcotic searches and located approximately $27,000 worth of narcotics. Bullet has also located/alerted on $278,000 in currency. Bullet is well known within the community due to the many K-9 demos that he has participated in.

In 2004, Bullet won two gold medals and a silver medal at the California Police and Fire Games.As a team, we competed in 35 Western States Police Canine Association competitions and 4 California Police & Fire Games. In 2003, we were ranked the #2 Patrol Team and the #4 Narcotics Team for the Western States Police Canine Association trial season. In 2004, we were ranked as the #4 Patrol Team and as the Top Competitor for the Western States Police Canine Association trial season. In 2004, we also won two gold medals and a silver medal at the California Police & Fire Games. One of the gold medals was the Overall Medal for the competition.

Bullet was always eager to work even when his body was incapable of doing so. I am proud to be his handler. I am thankful of the support the Milpitas PD K-9 Team has given Bullet and me. The K-9 Team has helped us train for the streets and competitions and we would not have been as successful as we were without their help.

Officer John Torrez
Milpitas PD.


K-9 Koa is a two year old German Shepherd from the Czech Republic.

K9 Koa

K-9 Koa is a two year old German Shepherd from the Czech Republic. K-9 Koa was trained by and purchased from Faus K-9 Specialties in Elkhart Indiana. This picture is K-9 Koa’s first money seizure.
The suspect vehicle was stopped by another police officer who requested K-9 support for a narcotic sweep of the vehicle. After positively alerting to the exterior of the driver side door, I placed K-9 Koa in the passenger compartment of the suspect vehicle. K-9 Koa then alerted under the center console of the vehicle. Located under this console was $14,000 of US Currency, in different denominations, held together with rubber bands. You could smell the odor of marijuana coming from the money. Also located in the vehicle was a small amount of marijuana. This money was eventually placed into our department’s drug seizure fund.
Ray Allen equipment is used by my department and I think it would be outstanding to have the opportunity to be on your web site.

Seymour PD K9 Division, Indiana


K9 Blitz and Officer Torres with the Denton Police Dept in Texas competed in the USPCA National Trials held in Georgetown in April 2005

K9 Blitz

K9 Blitz and Officer Torres with the Denton Police Dept in Texas competed in the USPCA National Trials held in Georgetown in Apirl 2005. There was over 50 K9 teams and we took 1st place overall team in the narcotic portion. This was their 1st national competition. K9 Blitz and Torres also took 1st place team with McKinney K9 team K9 Bexar and Officer Tarter.


The suspect tried eluding K9 Max, but the dog's nose was too powerful of a tool to fool

K9 Max

Back on the job for only four days, shaking off two bites from a poisonous snake, Smith County Sheriff Department’s four-legged deputy put his teeth in crime recently. Max, a 4-year-old Dutch shepherd, was back in full form when he and his partner, John Smith, tracked and captured a suspect after he ran from undercover officers watching his alleged narcotics trafficking.

The chase began about 9 a.m. when the suspect spotted an undercover Smith County Sheriff’s deputy following him. The deputy called for back-up and within minutes the area was sealed. The department was able to quickly apprehend the suspect in wooded area.

Max was bitten twice by a water moccasin snake on April 27 during a search for a burglary suspect on Lake Tyler. He almost died, but he’s back to work now and doing a lot better. He needs to gain some weight that he lost during his illness, but he is healthy otherwise.

The suspect tried eluding Max, but the dog’s nose was too powerful of a tool to fool. He tried to use a creek bed to throw Max off, but it didn’t work. Max bit him in the lower leg, but he’ll be OK.

An anonymous donor gave Max to the department in 2003. The dog has since found Alzheimer’s patients, small children, located drugs, money and tracked suspects. He’s a real good dog and takes his job seriously.


Military Working Dog Adis distinguished herself by meritorious service as a Patrol and Narcotic Detector Dog

K9 Adis

Military Working Dog Adis distinguished herself by meritorious service as a Patrol and Narcotic Detector Dog, 377th Security Forces Squadron, 377th Mission Support Group, 377th Air Base Wing, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, from 27 June 1995 to 22 February 2005. During this period, Adis was the first line of defense for Kirtland Air Force Base against possible terrorist intrusions while patrolling Priority Level 1 resources after 11 September 2001, ensuring personnel and resources were safe.

She deployed to El Paso, Texas, supporting the United States Customs Service, where she single-pawedly searched thousands of vehicles entering the United States. Adis recorded 10 positive responses of Marijuana with a combined weight of 863.7 lbs. Additionally, Adis supported the 377th Security Forces Squadron by providing expert narcotic detection for the installation.

Adis searched over 5,000 vehicles entering the base and conducted Health and Welfare inspections on every dormitory within the installation, ensuring America’s war on drugs continued within the confines of Kirtland Air Force Base. Furthermore, she performed in over 100 military working dog demonstrations for thousands of distinguished visitors and guests, fulfilling her legacy as a true ambassador of the K-9 world. The distinctive accomplishments of Military Working Dog Adis culminate a distinguished career in the service of Kirtland Air Force Base, her community, and her country.

McGowan M. Anderson Jr., TSgt, USAF
Kennelmaster / PTL
377 SFS/SFOK
Kirtland AFB


MA1 Sandoval and MWD Dago have been deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom for a period of one month

MWD Dago

MA1 Sandoval and MWD Dago have been deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom for a period of one month. MWD Dago alerted to the presence of smokeless powder in a vehicle requesting access to the installation and search team discovered the items that appear on the picture. MWD Dago is a five year old German Shepherd stationed at Naval Air Station Key West Florida.


K-9 Radino is a 2 year old male Belgian Malinois who works for the Carteret County Sheriff's Dept. in N.C.

K9 Radino

K-9 Radino is a 2 year old male Belgian Malinois who works for the Carteret County Sheriff’s Dept. in N.C. K-9 Radino was trained and purchased from Tarheel Canine in Sanford, N.C. He has been on the road only 4 months and is responsible for several felony narcotics finds as well as locating three subjects that ran from a vehicle on a traffic stop which was his first track other than training. Recently, K9 Radino assisted one of the local police departments on a traffic stop and located 6 grams of cocaine and 3 grams of heroin, which was inside a pill bottle in the center console of the suspect’s vehicle. In just 4 months, K-9 Radino has proven to be a valuable asset to our department as well as others in the county.


K-9 Unto engaged the offender and forced him into compliance, protecting myself and other officers from injury

K9 Unto

Thank you for using the picture of my partner, K-9 Unto, bailing out of our car window on your web site . I’m a first time handler and we have been a team for the past four years. In our short time together we have accomplished quite a lot. To date our drug seizures have a street value of over a half of a million dollars – all located by my partner. He has made several felony apprehensions and only had to engage two of the offenders. Just last year we were called to assist another department with locating a suicidal female who had fled her home in below zero temperature after ingesting a bottle of pills. We were able to track and locate her in less than ten minutes of our arrival.

Our last accomplishment was several nights ago. Two suspects fled from responding police units after they had wrecked their vehicle. We were able to track one of the suspects approximately one mile through many obstacles – in thirteen degree temperatures. K-9 Unto had alerted that the suspect was hiding in a thicket of trees and brush just ahead of us. After several warnings for the offender to remove his hands from inside his clothing and surrender, K-9 Unto was sent for the apprehension. Without hesitation he engaged the offender and forced him into compliance, protecting myself and other officers from injury.

Sadly, shortly after his last track and apprehension, I learned my seven year old best friend has cancer. On Wednesday, 26 January 2005, my partner was taken out of service. I have only a short time left with my partner and the pain I feel is overwhelming.

One of the many things I will always remember is the photo on your website pages. Thank you for this memory.

Ofc. Frank Marks
Bethel Park PD, Bethel Park, PA

My partner, K-9 Unto, bailing out of our car window


K-9 Fury is a Black Labrador in the Craig Colorado Police Department's narcotics detection unit

K9 Fury

I would like to present the Craig Colorado Police Department’s narcotics detection K-9, “Fury” – a 2 and 1/2 year old Black Labrador. K-9 Fury has been working with the department for two years and in that time we have helped put several bad guys in jail. Recently we assisted with a traffic stop and the recovery of 2.5 grams of cocaine. From that arrest we were able to give our drug task force information of the dealer located in a local apartment complex. A search warrant was executed on the apartment with the assistance of ICE and the Sheriff’s Office. We found 22.5 more grams of cocaine in the apartment. K-9 Fury and I conducted the search on the vehicle and the apartment.

Alvin Luker
Craig, CO


Dawn and her Bloodhound Eddie are doing some incredible detection work in their area

Eddie

Dawn Bale of Indiana and her Bloodhound Eddie are doing some incredible detection work in their area. Below is an article about their exciting accomplishments.

Bloodhound May Help Find Ash Borer Pest

By Rick Farrant – The Journal Gazette – Fort Wayne, Indiana (June 11, 2004)
Indiana foresters hope one day to enlist a new weapon in the battle against the destructive emerald ash borer: A 5-year-old scent-tracking bloodhound named Sir James Edgar Bond. The slobbering, chestnut-haired pooch, less-formally known as Eddie, was introduced by its owner, Dawn Bale, at an outdoor news conference Thursday at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

Bale, a 38-year-old junior studying biology and geology at IPFW and also an ash borer surveyor for the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, began tests last year to see whether the bloodhound could detect the odor of the shiny, green beetle. She found that the dog could pick up the borer’s scent 80 percent of the time. Her research became part of an independent studies biology project that netted her an “A” and drew the interest of forestry officials trying hurriedly to stop the man-aided march of the borers.

The tiny insects, believed to have been imported from Asia in wood-packing material, were first discovered in 2002 in Detroit, Bale said. Since then, infestations have cropped up in other parts of Michigan and in Indiana and Ohio. In Hicksville, Ohio, more than 3,000 trees had to be destroyed this year; in an area near Fremont in Steuben County, 1,101 trees have been removed, and an undetermined number of trees will have to be eliminated in LaGrange County. Some areas of suspicion are being monitored in Winchester, South Bend and Porter County, said Philip Marshall, DNR forest health specialist.

Sixteen surveyors with the DNR and the U.S. Department of Agriculture began scouring land north of Interstate 70 on Monday looking for infected trees. Larry Axlen, DNR urban forest health specialist, said most of the surveying will be done roadside, but crews will also walk 158 campgrounds, 42 sawmills and some of the more than 2,000 nurseries in northern Indiana through mid-August. Axlen said surveyors can usually spot the presence of borers by D-shaped holes in the bark, a four- to five-inch vertical bark split, or worse, by finding a dead tree. By that time, Axlen said, forestry officials are two to three years behind the infestation spread in a particular area.

Officials are optimistic that Eddie, and perhaps other trained dogs, will be able to detect the borer in healthy-looking trees, thereby catching the infestation spread sooner and reducing the number of trees that have to be killed. Bale said Eddie isn’t quite ready to participate in the surveying this year but should be sufficiently trained for next year’s efforts. The ultimate goal of foresters goes beyond the work of humans and dogs. They want to find and introduce a parasite or predator that can control the emerald ash borer, bringing a “natural balance” that precludes killing trees, Marshall said. “There are no parasites or predators here that are in China” and therefore the emerald ash borer arrived in the United States “without enemies,” he said. “It has free will to do what it wants with the ash trees.”


A photo of a narcotics arrest made by myself and my partner, K-9 Quinton

K9 Quinton

Here’s a photo of a narcotics arrest made by myself and my partner, K-9 Quinton, after 1 week of working for a new Police Department. We seized 1 pound of marijuana ($3,000) and a ’98 Ford Expedition. K-9 Quinton did a super job. The dope was found under a 2-year old child.

Anthony Ruff
Oak Ridge PD
Oak Ridge, TN


K-9 Nikko is a three-year old German Shepherd from Czechoslovakia trained and purchased from Vohne Liche Kennels in Indiana

K9 Nikko

K-9 Nikko is a three-year old German Shepherd from Czechoslovakia trained and purchased from Vohne Liche Kennels in Indiana. K9 Nikko has been working for the City of Madison Heights, MI, for approximately 2 years. K-9 Nikko’s big find was while assisting the DEA at one of the local hotels. K-9 Nikko conducted an exterior check of a vehicle in the parking lot for narcotics and indicated on the rear tailgate. A check of the interior revealed three large suitcases containing over 200 lbs of marijuana. A search warrant was executed in the hotel room that was occupied by the vehicle’s owner; K-9 Nikko indicated on a suitcase containing over $200,000 and a vacuum sealer.

David Koehler
Madison Heights, MI


Sgt. Hodson’s latest K-9 partner is a German Shepherd named Andy

K9 Andy

Sgt. Scott Hodson was a K-9 handler from 1992 until 2004. He was the first handler in Tippecanoe County and has watched the K-9 team grow to what it is today — 4 narcotics dogs and 1 bomb dog.
Sgt. Hodson’s latest K-9 partner was a German Shepherd named Andy. During Scott and K-9 Andy’s years together on the road they were successful in making numerous drug finds as well as tracking felonious subjects. Scott and K-9 Andy competed in numerous competitions and walked away from most of them as winners. K-9 Andy is retiring and we wanted to acknowledge his exceptional service. Scott is still active in K-9 as the team leader and lead decoy.

Scott and K-9 Andy became well known in Tippecanoe County as well as every adjoining county for their relentless pursuit of the criminal element.

Jim Knogge
K9 Boyka
OPD,LPD,TCSD

K9 Andy with the Tippecanoe County Sheriff and K-9 handler Sgt. Scott Hodson


A picture of my Narcotics K-9 Oscar, a 3 year Old Male Belgium Malinois

K9 Oscar

Attached is a picture of my Narcotics K-9 Oscar (3 yr. Old Male Belgium Malinois) and me, Michael Torralba (Eagle Pass Independent School District Police K-9 Officer). Oscar has been employed by the E.P.I.S.D.P.D. for one year and has been a proven asset to and deterrent in the war on drugs. Oscar has detected numerous marijuana and cocaine finds in lockers and in student cars. Oscar also does drug presentations for 1st through 6th graders and they love it. A month into active duty, the Maverick County Sheriff’s Dept. requested the assistance of a K-9. Oscar sniffed out a car suspected of narcotics and alerted to the left rear quarter panel. Hidden there were 95 lbs. of marijuana – Oscar’s first and largest find. Oscar will continue to keep drugs out of our schools and children.


German Shepherd K9 Aryn has worked for the Gwinnett County Police Department in Georgia for 5 years

K9 Aryn

K9 Aryn is 8-½ year-old German Shepherd. He has worked for the Gwinnett County Police Department in Georgia for 5 years. Aryn will be retiring this month (February 2004) after being shot by a murder suspect after tracking him into a wooded area on January 13, 2004. Aryn was brought in to find a man wanted for two home invasions and for fatally shooting two people. Aryn lead his handler, Officer MS Waddell, and two other Gwinnett County cops in the dark into the thick bush where the suspect was hiding. Aryn was the first to find the suspect and when he did, the suspect shot Aryn twice – hitting him in the leg and the chest. One of the bullets missed Aryn’s heart by a quarter of an inch. Aryn only let out one yelp and never whined – he was mister tough guy doing his job! MS Waddell and another officer returned fire on the suspect who later died. Aryn has been recovering remarkably well. He will miss getting to go to work with Waddell, but will enjoy his new life of being spoiled rotten as Waddell’s pet. Aryn will be receiving a Purple Heart and life long gratitude from Office Waddell and his family.
Submitted by Ruth Waddell