K-9 Kay

Name: K-9 Kay (N598)

Agency: Department of Homeland Security/Transportation Security Administration in Anchorage, AK

Discipline: Single Purpose Explosives Detection

Breed: German Shepherd

Date of Birth: June 7th, 2007

Sex: Male

Formal Schooling and Certifications: K-9 “Kay” N598 graduated “Top Dog” from TSA National Explosives Detection Canine Training Program at Lackland AFB in March of 2010. K-9 Kay certified annually with a score of 100%.

Career stats: Kay was deployed to Anchorage, Alaska from 2010-2013. Kay participated in VIPR operations, rail, air, maritime and surface security operations. Kay and his handler were members of Customs and Border Patrol Vessel Boarding Team working cooperatively with other agencies to secure commercial vessels atthe Port of Anchorage.

K-9 Kay worked security details and did missions for the United States Coast Guard, U.S. Attorney Office, FBI, U.S. Marshal’s Office, Anchorage Airport PD, U.S. Air Force, Alaska Railroad Security, and many other entities.

Originally procured by TSA from Vohne Liche Kennel in 2009, K-9 Kay retired in 2013 due to an on-the- job injury and lives happily in retirement on his handler’s small farm in Washington State. He is a great farm dog and loves going to the beach. Now a days, K-9 Kay visits the local dog-friendly restaurants with his K-9 friends and adding to his impressive collection of 2/3 Kongs (he tears the top off right away)