I joined the Little Rock Police Department in September of 1995. I worked as a Patrol Officer for a year before being selected to the Special Operations Mobile Unit where I worked for six years.
In June of 2002 I was selected to the K-9 Unit where I was partnered with "Axel" who, at the time, was a four year old German Shepherd. We had great success working together for six years, making numerous apprehensions of dangerous felons.
In May of 2008 K-9 Axel retired after six years of service. At first, he didn’t adapt to retirement very well but he eventually adjusted. Unfortunately K-9 Axel was laid to rest on June 6th of 2009.
I received a new partner, “Ascar” shortly after Axel retired. After seeing Ascar, the other handlers said that he looked like Chewbacca (from the Star Wars movies) so we now call him “Chewy”! K-9 Chewy has made many arrests and is off to a good start with Little Rock Police Department K-9 Unit.
In the summer of 2008, K-9 Chewy alerted on a vehicle where over $100,000 in cash was located. K-9 Chewy has continued to do a great job locating numerous felons. K-9 Chewy has excelled in locating narcotics. He has located over 250lbs of marijuana already this year.
Awards: K9 Axel third place narcotics in the state 2007.