- Name: Piper
- Specialty: Explosives Detection
- Breed: Labrador Retriever
- Color: Yellow
- Sex: Female
- Weight: 57 pounds
- Birthday: April 15, 2018
- Training: ATF National Canine Center, Front Royal, VA
- Handler: Special Agent Canine Handler Mark Jordan
- Location: Nashville Field Division
K-9 Piper is an ATF Explosives Detection Canine assigned to the Nashville Field Division with Special Agent Canine Handler (SACH) Mark Jordan. Her job is to find explosives, guns and ammunition. K-9 Piper started her training with the Puppies Behind Bars organization.
For K-9 Piper, explosive detection work runs in the family. ATF recruited Piper, her brothers Darwin and Hank, and sisters Lady and Shiloh at the same time. The siblings also graduated together August 9, 2019.
K-9 Piper and SACH Jordan recently assisted the local Memphis Police Department's Homicide Bureau. Local authorities were investigating a homicide and needed help determining the exact location where the shooting took place. They found the victim's body in the front yard next to a row of bushes at a house across the street from victim’s home. Based on initial assessments, detectives noted that there was no blood trail from his residence.
SACH Jordan gave K-9 Piper the command to begin searching for evidence at the crime scene near the victim's home. K-9 Piper searched the front yard of the residence and displayed a behavioral change to alert SACH Jordan of her discovery. She found a spent bullet in the grass of a flowerbed located at the investigation site. Memphis police detectives believe K-9 Piper found the bullet that killed the homicide victim.