Martina

Image of Tini Explosives Detection Canine/Search Enhanced Evidence K-9
  • Name: Martina or “Tini”
  • Specialty: Explosives Detection/Search Enhanced Evidence K-9 (S.E.E.K.)
  • Breed: Labrador Retriever
  • Color: Yellow
  • Sex: Female
  • Weight: 59 pounds
  • Birthday: July 26, 2012
  • Training: ATF National Canine Center, Front Royal, VA
  • Handler: Special Agent Canine Handler William Booth
  • Location: Tampa Field Division

K-9 Martina, or “Tini,” is an ATF Explosives Detection Canine assigned to the Tampa Field Division with Special Agent Canine Handler (SACH) William Booth. Her job is to find explosives, guns, and ammunition. K-9 Martina is also an ATF Search Enhanced Evidence K-9 (S.E.E.K.) able to work off leash up to 150 yards away from her handler and detect more than 19,000 distinct odors. She started her training with the Guiding Eyes for the Blind organization. 

Recent Find 

On July 31, 2020, a drive-by shooting took place in Ft. Myers, Florida and local authorities reached out to ATF for assistance with the investigation. K-9 Martina and SACH Booth quickly deployed to help search the crime scene. K-9 Martina found three spent shell casings similar to the ones used by the shooter. The local police ran forensics tests on the evidence and the casings were a ballistics match to the weapon used in the shooting. 

 

Last Reviewed September 28, 2020