K-9 Tyson

K-9 Tyson

"K-9 Tyson enjoyed tracking; evidence, buildingand narcotic searches and, of course, catching the bad guy."

 

K-9 Tyson and Officer Mike Ford

K-9 Tyson and Officer Mike Ford

Breed: Czech Shepherd
Birthplace: Czech Republic
DOB:June 6, 2002
Commands in:Czech

Date of Hire: November 5, 2003
Tour of Duty:7 years
EOW: Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Age:8 years old


On 09-28-2010, K-9 Officer Mike Ford lost his partner K-9 Tyson to a serious health issue.

K-9 Tyson has been a very valuable asset to the Winston-Salem Police Department. K-9 Tyson and his handler Officer Ford teamed up for numerous criminal apprehensions, narcotic seizures, lost or missing individuals, and article finds.

Officer Ford and K-9 Tyson have always been regulars in the top teams finishing in United States Police Canine Association Certifications.

The K-9 Unit mourns the loss of one of its finest canines.

Statistics during career

Value of narcotics recovered- $187,529

Seized money-$215,472

Suspect apprehended- 276

Located 22 firearms

Recovered property from crime scenes totaling a value of $39,103

Answered 1,831 canine calls -included in those were 688 tracks,141 building searches, 562 narcotics searches,and 180 article searches.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

K-9 Tyson also received the following awards:
  • First Quarter 2009 Criminalistics Excellence Award for a Detection Case of the Quarter for outstanding performance in the detection and prevention of crime.
  • Fourth Quarter 2008 Criminalistics Excellence Award for a Patrol Case of the Quarter for outstanding performance in the detection and prevention of crime.
  • Above and Beyond Award 2008 (WSPD)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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