by Pam Zubeck
One of the Springs Police dogs, an 11-year-old Belgian Malinois named Bodi, will retire after being on the job since February 2003. The dog's partner was Officer Troy Rosenoff.
Here's some information about the dog, according to a release from the department:
81 tactical deployments
Located 49 suspects as a direct result of a K-9 search.
Assisted on 119 Robbery/Burglary arrests.
Located evidence on numerous crime scenes such as clothing, firearms and knives.
In 2010 K-9 Bodi was responsible for the arrests of eight dangerous armed robbery suspects who, while committing these robberies had fired their weapons at the victims. These suspects were responsible for several robberies which had been committed throughout both the city and county. Two of the suspects, who had been armed with a shotgun were involved in a short pursuit with officers and bailed from their vehicle. A high risk search was conducted using Bodi. A short time later both suspects were located by Bodi and were arrested without incident or injury to officers. All the evidence from the robberies was recovered from the vehicle.
In 2009 K-9 Bodi was deployed for a search of a building with the SWAT team to search for an armed barricaded felony suspect who had refused to surrender. Negotiations with the suspect were unsuccessful and several canisters of gas had been deployed into the building with no results. Finally, the SWAT team had to enter the building to search for this suspect. K-9 Bodi was used during this high risk search to locate the suspect. Bodi located the suspect who was 6’ 1 and weighed 240 pounds hiding in a bathroom. Bodi pulled the suspect out of the bathroom and into a hallway where he was taken into custody by SWAT officers, ending an extremely dangerous situation.