Local Bomb Dogs return from San Diego

Officer Morgan with K9 Stevie

Officer Morgan with K9 Stevie

Officer Williamson with K9 Freddie

Officer Williamson with K9 Freddie

SEATTLE – Bomb dog handlers from the King County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) and the Seattle Police Department (SPD) recently returned to the Seattle area after participating in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and San Diego County Sheriff’s Office (SDCSO) Operation Six Eagles.  The purpose of the ATF/SDCSO operation was to interdict firearms being smuggled from the United States into Mexico at San Diego area border crossings. This operation was part of larger Department of Justice (DOJ) efforts to reduce crime along the United States’ Southwest border.

KCSO Officer Tim Morgan with K9 Stevie and SPD Officer Craig Williamson with K9 Freddie participated in the operation on Wednesday, April 8.  The work that they conducted in San Diego is performed on a daily basis here, locally.  It is not uncommon for these ATF trained K9’s to be seen at our own transit centers, sports stadiums, special events and dignitary visits.  These friendly Labrador retrievers use their keen sense of smell to detect firearms and explosives to keep us safe.  Most of the time, they do this without our knowledge.  Their unique skills also come in handy to detectives who are processing crime scenes.

Officer Morgan said, “Working with Stevie has been a real honor.  He has a terrific work ethic and he doesn’t ask for much.”  Officer Williamson admitted, “My popularity increased when I was assigned to work with Freddie.  He is a real charmer.  On top of that, he does all of the heavy lifting when it comes to keeping our citizens safe.”

For more information on ATF and DOJ interdiction efforts, please visit see the linked information from ATF and FBI.