- 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.
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.