K-9 Piper rides the subway
  • 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.

Recent Find 

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.   

Last Reviewed September 29, 2020