K-9 Ricky


My partner, my friend, you are greatly missed!

--Corporal T.J. Convery

K-9 Ricky, during his law enforcement career, apprehended numerous suspects, recovered evidence, conducted explosive detection sweeps, and loved conducting K-9 demonstrations for children. K-9 Ricky conducted explosive sweeps for the following dignitaries:

  • British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
  • Elizabeth Edwards (former presidential running mate John Edwards' wife)
  • First Lady Barbara Bush
  • Marine 1 (Presidential Helicopter)
  • New York City Mayor Bloomberg
  • President George W. Bush
  • Secretary of State Colin Powell
  • Vice President Al Gore

He was a true, hardworking police dog and an asset to the Winston-Salem Police Department.

  • Breed: Belgian Malinois
  • Birthplace: Belgium
  • Date of Birth: March 28, 1998
  • Commands in: Dutch
  • Retired: July 2005
  • Tour of Duty: 5 years
  • End of Watch: Saturday, September 26, 2009
  • Age: 13 years old