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 a snowstorm in February 2022, a homicide occurred in Kansas City and local law enforcement needed assistance with the investigation. Seven days after the killing, video surveillance showed the suspect fleeing into a local junkyard after the crime was committed and local police requested K-9 Shiloh’s help with searching for evidence. She began her search through an area filled with junk cars, debris and snow in freezing temperatures. In the junk cars, K-9 Shiloh first found a pair of pants discarded by the suspect. Then Shiloh went further into the grassy areas of the junkyard and separately found the ammunition magazine and pistol used in the murder. 

Then in May 2022, three separate homicides occurred over the course of seven days in Kansas City, MO and Leavenworth, KS. In each of these incidents, K-9 Shiloh was called to search residential wooded areas around the respective homicides and she located the firearms used by the suspects in each case. One firearm was discarded in a bush near the crime scene, another was found in a grassy stretch of an area park and the last firearms was found in thick foliage along a roadway. 

Last Reviewed September 6, 2022