Supporting Nationwide Heroes
Project K-9 Hero is known across the nation for it’s dedicated work in supporting retired working K-9s. They’ve protected and continue to protect the dogs who have protected us. Take the next few weeks to meet some of our nationwide heroes! First up is K-9 “Flash”.
In Memory of K-9 Flash
K-9 of the Week, Midwestern US
Name: K-9 “Flash”
Agency: City of Yakima Police Department, Yakima, WA
Discipline: Single Purpose Narcotics Detection
Breed: German Shepherd/Cattle Dog Mix
Date of Birth: November 15, 2004
End of Duty: May 13, 2019
Formal Schooling/Certifications: Six-week Narcotics Detection Course with the Washington State Patrol and the U.S. Border Patrol; Certification in Narcotics Detection with the Washington State Patrol, U.S. Border Patrol, Washington State Police Canine Association, and the Pacific Northwest Police Detection Dog Association
K-9 “Flash” was the inspiration behind Project K-9 Hero Foundation and was their very first ambassador. Upon retiring in 2013, she had been credited with over 3,000 K-9 deployments in her long career and over 2,200 narcotic finds. Flash participated in dozens of public demonstrations, school visits, and community-related events. Flash spent her retirement with her initial handler and PK9H founder, Jason Johnson (and just so happened to be best friends with K-9 “Axel”).
Join us in our support of dogs like Flash and Axel by purchasing our K-9 Axel Knottie™.
K-9 Axel and K-9 Flash
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