CHP Southern Division, and all Divisions would like to remember one of our retired K9's, Flash, who passed away last week. Flash, a Belgian Malinois, graduated from the CHP Academy's K-9 training on September 04, 2009, as a dual purpose Narcotic/Patrol K-9 and was partnered with handler Officer R. Cheever. Flash was responsible for locating 40 subjects who were evading apprehension, being involved in the arrest of 675 subjects, conducted approximately 1,200 searches with 725 finds, and was responsible for the seizure of 6,782 lbs. of Marijuana, 202 lbs. of Heroin, 1,773 lbs. of Methamphetamine, 2,600 lbs. of Cocaine, and $18,676,815 in illicit U.S. currency. Flash also participated in 100s of school and public relation educational demonstrations. #SouthernDivisionSSC #CHP #FurHeroes #K9 #Canine #Dogs #Safety #Service #Security #LosAngeles
After 20 years as a CHP Officer I was honored to be assigned K9 Bear in 2011. Bear is a Belgian Malinois. During Bear's career he located numerous hiding suspects and narcotics. Bears biggest narcotics find was 25nlbs. of meth hidden in a compartment in the engine of a car. Bear is a very social dog making him a favorite at school assemblies as well as working the Rotary circuit. Bear and I retired in Dec 2016. In retirement Bear enjoys going on road trips with me and sleeping on the bed.