Criminal Interdiction Unit
Ozzy born in 2002, was assigned to Trooper Richard Elliot in 2004. They attended K9 school in Gainesville for eight months. Ozzy was on the road in Troop H for approximately three and a half years and was responsible for the seizure of approximately 75 pounds of marijuana, five kilos of cocaine, $200,000 in U.S. currency and $148,000 in counterfeit travelers checks. Ozzy had tracked several fleeing felons and apprehended three suspects.
Ozzy was retired in 2007 due to a genetic back problem. He became a member of the Elliot family home where he lived with 5 cats (all were good buddies) and the last year and a half included a Belgium Malinous, Jackel. Jackel came into the family as a 12 week old puppy and kept Ozzy very busy. Ozzy was slowing down and had a hard time being able to function due to the back and hip issues. Ozzy passed away on December 22, 2012, due to health problems and is now in a wonderful, pain free place where he can run and enjoy. He will be truly missed until the time that we meet again. Rest in peace my partner, pal and pet.