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K9 Duke
K9 Duke

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Canine PrayerDuke, a Belgian Malanios, entered the Criminal Interdiction Unit on November 2, 1998. He has helped seize drugs valued at $4,011,607; $9,952,128 in US Currency and one firearm seized/found while being used in the commission of a felony. During his time with CIP he was used in 29 area searches and helped with six captures/arrests.

Retired K-9 Duke passed away on Friday January 8th, 2010. Duke was fourteen years old and had lived well past the normal age for a Belgian Malinois. He was a spectacular work dog and served the State of Florida with dignity and honor. He will be greatly missed by his FHP family.

I GAVE MY BEST

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.

 
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