Handled by Melissa Frye of Southport, Florida, Ty, officially known as K-9 Ty Ty Road RN CGC, is an eight-year-old German Shepherd Dog trained in human remains detection. Over the span of his six year career, Ty has become the go-to K-9 in his department for recovery searches, helping to bring closure to families that have lost loved ones.
He has been deployed on over 60 missions with great success, particularly in his specialty of water recovery. Ty is also cross-trained for live find search and disaster work, and serves as the Bay County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue public relations dog. He’s a natural with all ages and eats up the attention he gets after putting on demonstrations.
Congratulations and thanks for your service, Ty and Melissa!
Honorable Mention for the Search and Rescue Category:
Rebel – All-American – Georgetown, KY
Jedda – Labrador Retriever – Richmond, TX
Paws – Bloodhound – Brookville, PA
Envy – Dutch Shepherd – Phenix City, AL
Roscoe – Bloodhound – Moorpark, CA
Next Tuesday, we’ll introduce the last honoree, representing Exemplary Companion Dogs.
Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!