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Posted on: January 9, 2015

[ARCHIVED] KPD K-9 Officer “Boy” Laid to Rest

On Friday, December 26, 2014, at 9:30 a.m., the Kerrville Police Department lost a cherished member, invaluable asset and friend. K-9 Officer “Boy”, a Belgian Malinoise who came to work for the Kerrville Police Department in 2003. “Boy” worked with Officer Byron Griffin from 2003 to 2004
and with Officer Bowlin from 2004-2009 and was retired from active service.

K-9 Officer, “Boy”, was trained in Holland and had a level 1 Schutzhund certification for Basic Obedience and Handler Protection. Once in the United States, “Boy” was trained to detect the odors of narcotics by Hill Country Dog Center in Pipe Creek.

Tasked with tracking suspects, detecting narcotics and protecting fellow officers, “Boy” served with enthusiasm and distinction. He demonstrated a good work ethic and served the department well.

After his retirement “Boy” was adopted by the Bowlin family and was a cherished family member
and friend. Even after “Boy” retired, he would get excited, whine and bark when Officer Bowlin would leave for work in uniform. “Boy” will be missed by the community, officers and most of all his family.

Kerrville Police Officer K-9 “Boy” is 10-7 (Out of Service)

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