K9 Rosie and Trooper Michael Smith
FHP K-9 Rosie is a seven year old Belgian Malinois, imported from Holland and was trained in narcotic detection. K9 Rosie partnered with Trooper Smith while working with the North East Florida Currency Narcotics Transportation Interdiction Team.
One of K-9 Rosie's major accomplishments was at the Greyhound Bus Station where she alerted on a suitcase that contained 5,239 grams (approximately four kilos) of Heroin. Rosie's other achievements during 5 years of service include:
- $461,934 in US currency (of which $114,025 was seized at an Amtrak Station)
- 10,402.20 Grams of Heroin
- 142 lbs. of marijuana
- 9,466 Grams of Cocaine HCl
- 100 Grams of Cocaine Base
- Several grams of Methamphetamine
K-9 Rosie was utilized in demonstrations at local schools, assisted numerous Federal, State, and Local Agencies and was an asset to the Florida Highway Patrol. She will be missed.
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.