Photo/Story Gallery 2009

Safety Event Goes to the Dogs

Trooper Grider demonstrates Jackal’s power and determination.Jackal demonstrates a contraband search for the crowd.Recently the Florida Highway Patrol participated in a community safety event. FHP Auxiliary members and a trooper from the Fort Myers District were on hand to fingerprint children, demonstrate the rollover simulator and provide car seat information to parents.

However, the star of the show turned out to be Jackal the K9 assigned to Trooper Michael Grider. Trooper Grider and Jackal entertained and informed the crowd about bite work, searches and K9 handling. Jackal demonstrated great strength and prowess.

Trooper Grider performed a simulated contraband search and Jackal located it each time. The community seemed to really enjoy watching and learning about Jackal and his abilities. Great Job Guys!

Pictured: top left, Trooper Grider demonstrates Jackal’s power and determination; top right, Jackal demonstrates a contraband search for the crowd.