K-9 Jewels entered service with the Florida Highway Patrol in March 2002 at the age of 18 weeks. K-9 Jewels has served the citizens of the State of Florida with distinction and has been a dedicated partner to Troopers Jimmie Davis and Jason Lemery since she was first drug certified July 2003.
K-9 Jewels enjoyed a short 4 ½ year career with the Florida Highway Patrol. She assisted with the following seizures totaling in excess of 1,600 pounds of marijuana, 175 pounds of cocaine and cocaine base, and $1.5 million in U.S. currency. She also assisted in the discovery of the following: significant amounts of methamphetamine, heroin, anabolic steroids, other drugs, paraphernalia, numerous weapons, stolen property and the arrest of over 175 individuals. The total value of these seizures was approximately $6.8 million dollars.
K-9 Jewels was retired November 30, 2007, due to medical reasons and will be a missed member of Team C-3. Jewels is enjoying retirement as a member of the Davis family.
I am a Trooper in a canine crew.
I have been trained to see it through.
When danger is near my ears perk up.
They taught me that when I was a pup.
I am often there to protect your rights,
My presence sometimes hinders fights,
I never attack with thought to kill,
When subduing one, my job I fulfill.
I never worry a single thought,
As to how I will fare at a certain spot.
The love I have for a handler's care,
Is all I need, each day to fare.
And if some day my luck turns bad,
I will relish the joys I have ever had.
To be with men who stand for good,
In a special kind of "brotherhood."
The story's end by now you know,
Of how I tried for a better show,
When I was called and I gave my all.