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K9 Retirement

Explosive Canine Bella
Explosives Detection Canine Bella retired on November 27, 2017, after 6 years of dedicated service to the Bureau of Fire & Arson Investigations. EDC Bella and her partner, Detective Monty Taylor, served in the Tampa, Florida area. Bella conducted over hundreds of sweeps over the course of her career including Amtrak, The Republican National Convention, and assisting various other agencies across the state. Bella was originally a rescue from a Miami shelter, but found a home with the BFAI and her partner. EDC Bella completed an extensive 13 week training program with the assistance from the Tampa Police Department's K-9 Unit. Bella and her handler also completed the Explosives Detection Canine Team certification through the nationally recognized North American Police Work Dog Association (NAPWDA).
K9 Misty
Accelerant Detection Canine Misty retired on September 11, 2014, after 7 years of dedicated service to the Bureau of Fire & Arson Investigations. ADC Misty's partner is Detective Michael Douglas and they served in the Tampa, Florida area. ADC Misty averaged over 100 calls for service per year and investigated 1,023 fires over the course of her career. She earned recognition as one of the busiest ADCs in North America, but never lost her drive to also work with school children and the public on awareness efforts. She reached more than 11,000 students during her years of service and undoubtedly touched many lives.
K9 Raven
Accelerant Detection Canine Raven retired September 30, 2013, after nearly 3 ½  years of dedicated service. ADC Raven and her partner Detective Garrett Carlisle examined over 220 scenes during her career, ranging in location from the panhandle to central-Florida.
K9 Molly
Accelerant Detection Canine Molly retired on July 1, 2013, after 8 years of dedicated service to the Bureau of Fire & Arson Investigations. ADC Molly's partner was Detective Andy Redding and they served in the Jacksonville, Florida area.
K9 Misty
Accelerant Detection Canine Misty retired April 1, 2011, after six years of dedicated service. ADC 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. ADC 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. ADC Misty averaged over 100 canine assists each year including 27 out-of-region assists in Jacksonville, Ocala, Tampa, Bartow, Fort Lauderdale, and Miami.