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Amarillo Police Department’s First Explosive Detection K9 “Karlo” Has Passed Away 

The Amarillo Police Department has announced that retired explosive detection K9 “Karlo” has passed away. 

Karlo was the Department’s first explosive detection K9, having been trained and certified by the ATF. 

The Lab began his career in 2009 after being paired with his handler/partner and completing a 12-week imprinting course, then a 10-week handler course. 

During his career, K9 Karlo responded to hundreds of calls to include protective details/sweeps for visiting VIPs, to include Presidents George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton 

K9 Karlo also conducted explosive sweeps at Super Bowl 45, the NBA All-Star Game, the 2011 World Series all in Arlington and to numerous Bomb threat calls at local and area schools and businesses,

Karlo retired from service with the APD in 2017 and was a 5-time cancer survivor. Thank you for your service Karlo, Rest In Peace.



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