- Name: Taylor
- Specialty: Explosives Detection/Search Enhanced Evidence K-9 (S.E.E.K.)
- Breed: Labrador Retriever
- Color: Black
- Sex: Female
- Weight: 55 pounds
- Birthday: July 18, 2016
- Training: ATF National Canine Center, Front Royal, VA
- Handler: Special Agent Canine Handler Nicolas Garlie
- Location: St. Paul Field Division
K-9 Taylor is an ATF Explosives Detection Canine ;assigned to the St. Paul Field Division with Special Agent Canine Handler (SACH) Nicolas Garlie. Her job is to find explosives, guns and ammunition. K-9 Taylor is also an ATF Search Enhanced Evidence K-9 (S.E.E.K.) able to work off leash up to 150 yards away from her handler and detect more than 19,000 distinct odors. K-9 Taylor started her training with the Puppies Behind Bars organization.
K-9 Taylor and SACH Garlie assisted the St. Paul Police Department with a violent crime investigation in which the suspect fled the scene of a shooting and was arrested several blocks away from the incident. The local police contacted ATF for help with the case.
SACH Garlie and K-9 Taylor arrived at the scene to look for evidence along the suspect’s flight path. During the search of a wooded area, K-9 Taylor alerted her handler to a handgun she found buried underneath the snow.
The local crime lab processed the recovered firearm and found the suspect’s DNA on the handgun. The U.S. Attorney’s Office used this evidence along with additional case information to prosecute the suspect in federal court.