K-9 Opey
  • Specialty: Explosives Detection/Search Enhanced Evidence K-9 (S.E.E.K.)
  • Breed: Labrador Retriever
  • Color: Yellow
  • Sex: Female
  • Weight: 80 pounds
  • Birthdate: November 12, 2014
  • Training: ATF National Canine Center, Front Royal, VA
  • Handler: Special Agent Canine Handler David McMullen
  • Location: Columbus Field Division

K-9 Opelika a.k.a. “Opey” is an ATF Explosives Detection Canine assigned to the Columbus Field Division with Special Agent Canine Handler (SACH) David McMullen. Her job is to find explosives, guns and ammunition. K-9 Opey 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. K-9 Opey started her training with the University of Auburn’s Explosive Detection Canine program. 

Recent Find 

During the week of July 24, 2020, a neighborhood in Dayton, Ohio was plagued with shooting violence between rival gangs. A local Dayton police detective requested that K-9 Opey and SACH McMullen join the investigation. K-9 Opey readily sprang into action to find clues. After conducting a thorough search, K-9 Opey found two shell casings and a 9mm round of ammunition. 

Last Reviewed October 8, 2020