BCSO’s ‘K9 Montana’ Retires After Stellar Career
By Brevard County Sheriff // June 10, 2013
CONSUMMATE CRIME FIGHTER
K9 Montana Retires As the Longest, Continuous Service Bloodhound In the History of the Agency
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Sheriff Wayne Ivey recognized K9 Montana, who retired today from duty after nine years of dedicated service with the Sheriff’s Office Corrections Unit.
“K-9 Montana and his team of handlers have done an amazing job for our agency and have served with passion and pride each and every time we have called,” said Sheriff Ivey.
“I feel it is truly important that each member of our agency knows exactly how much we appreciate their valued service, even as a K-9, whose only reward for a job well done is our love and admiration.”
CONSUMMATE CRIME FIGHTER, ABSOLUTE FAITHFULNESS
K-9 Montana, handled by Corporal Chris Wood and Sergeant Brock Maggie, has served the agency and the citizens of Brevard County with absolute faithfulness.
K9 Montana has answered calls for missing children, missing persons, criminals that have fled from the scene, and also to assist with other investigations.
K9 Montana assisted with the recapture of an escaped inmate in 2007 and located a missing and endangered child in 2012 that gained him and his handler a nomination for the Tracking and Trailing Team of the Year award as part of Florida Missing Children’s Day.
In all K-9 Montana has answered more than a hundred calls for service and became the longest, continuous service Bloodhound in the history of the agency. K-9 Montana will still be close to the Sheriff’s Office, as he is being adopted by Corrections Deputy Emily Rhodes as part of her family.
JAIL COMPLEX HOME OF THE BCSO BLOODHOUNDS
The Jail Complex is home to Bloodhounds that have been trained for tracking wanted persons and searching for missing persons. These dogs live in a kennel on the Jail grounds and are teamed up with Corrections Deputy handler.
All the teams are members of the FDLE Child Abduction Response Team and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s Team Adam. In addition to the Bloodhounds, the Jail also has a German Shepard trained for narcotic detection.
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