"K-9 Tyson enjoyed tracking; evidence, buildingand narcotic searches and, of course, catching the bad guy."
Breed: Czech ShepherdBirthplace: Czech RepublicDOB:June 6, 2002Commands in:Czech Date of Hire: November 5, 2003Tour of Duty:7 yearsEOW: Tuesday, September 28, 2010Age: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.
Value of narcotics recovered- $187,529
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.
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