K-9 Shiloh secures event
  • Name: Shiloh
  • Specialty: Explosives Detection
  • Breed: Labrador Retriever
  • Color: Yellow
  • Sex: Female
  • Weight: 60 pounds
  • Birthday: April 15, 2018
  • Training: ATF National Canine Center, Front Royal, VA
  • Handler: Special Agent Canine Handler Tyree Koerner 
  • Location: Kansas City Field Division

K-9 Shiloh is an ATF Explosives Detection Canine assigned to the Kansas City Field Division with Special Agent Canine Handler (SACH) Tyree Koerner. Her job is to find explosives, guns and ammunition.

For K-9 Shiloh, explosive detection work runs in the family. ATF recruited Shiloh, her brothers Darwin and Hank, and sisters Piper and Lady at the same time. The siblings also graduated together August 9, 2019.

Recent Find 

During the summer of 2020, local police contacted SACH Koerner and K-9 Shiloh to assist on a shooting-involved carjacking incident in Independence, Missouri. Although local police captured both suspects, the needed help recovering the suspects’ weapons. 

K-9 Shiloh searched a wooded area near the crime scene and displayed a change in her behavior, alerting SACH Koerner to her find. K-9 Shiloh located a Smith & Wesson 9mm pistol loaded with 13 rounds hidden in a center block at the crime scene. Local authorities conducted a ballistics test and used the results as evidence to prosecute the suspects. 

Last Reviewed August 2, 2021