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Canine PrayerK-9 Rowdy began his career in August 1985, after being one of the first graduates of the Miami Police K-9 Training Program and one of the first K-9's assigned to Troop E – Miami's new K-9 Unit. Rowdy was partnered with Trooper Sean Johns and worked South Florida for more than 5 years. Trooper Johns later became one of the first K-9 Instructors and K-9 Evaluators in the State of Florida and used Rowdy extensively as a representative of FHP's K-9 Program. Rowdy had a distinguished career and was responsible for alerts resulting in millions of dollars of narcotic/cash seizures. Rowdy was also involved in many suspect searches for multiple agencies throughout South Florida, and was assigned to FHP's Robbery Suppression Team efforts on I-95. Throughout his successful career, Rowdy was an excellent example of the type of dual personality K-9 that could be used for a children's school demonstration the same day he had apprehended a violent fugitive. Rowdy retired when Trooper Johns was promoted to FHP's Aviation Program, and remained with him as a faithful companion until his death in 1994.

 
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