Accelerant Detection K-9 Misty retired April 1, 2011, after six years of dedicated service. K-9 Misty began her career with BFAI in April of 2005. On her third day on the job, she assisted in an arrest of a man after he set his daughter’s house on fire and fled into the woods. K-9 Misty made several alerts inside the house and when the suspect was found, several alerts were made on his socks and shoes. The suspect was arrested for domestic violence and later confessed to the arson. K-9 Misty averaged over 100 canine assists each year including 27 out-of-region assists in Jacksonville, Ocala, Tampa, Bartow, Fort Lauderdale, and Miami.
Accelerant Detection K-9 Ace retired December, 2010 after eight years of dedicated Service. K9 Ace began his career with the Florida State Fire Marshal in June of 2002. During his career, K9 Ace examined 256 fires. In one significant fire, K9 Ace played an integral role in a case that lead to five arrests on a residential fire involving the thefts of approximately 140-150 guns. K9 Ace was able to locate two areas on a concrete slab that resulted in a positive result from the laboratory as gasoline. K9 Ace had two handlers, Karl Morgan as the primary and Jason Roberts as the secondary. Over his eight year career, Ace’s nose saved countless investigative hours by successfully finding the origin of fire at many fire scenes. His nose was able to locate or eliminate the use of accelerants on numerous fire scenes, which allowed the investigators and detectives to more time to investigate how and why the fires were started.