Former K9 Teams

K-9 Jake - Ed Jany
1994-1997
German Shepherd
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K-9 Jake was the department's first K-9 and he was dual certified in K-9 patrol, human tracking, and narcotics odor detection. One notable arrest by Officer Jany and K-9 Jake was the apprehension of a burglar who was breaking into homes and molesting women as they slept. K-9 Jake received recognition for his civil service in 1996 when he was named the Monroe Fair Days Parade Marshal. He retired in 1997 and was honored that year when a residential street (Jake Drive in the Fryelands neighborhood) was named after him.
K9 Jake
K-9 Chico - Ed Jany
1998-2005
German Shepherd
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In 2003 K-9 Sergeant Ed Jany and K-9 Chico were instrumental in their efforts to capture a fleeing felon, who escaped from Pierce County Jail custody and fled to Monroe. Sergeant Jany sustained a gunshot wound during police efforts to capture the suspect. For their efforts, Sergeant Jany and K-9 Chico were awarded the Medal of Valor.
K9 Chico
K-9 Bismarck - Tom Osendorf
1999-2008
German Shepherd
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K-9 Biz was noted to be one of the top performing K-9s in the Pacific Northwest. K-9 Biz is remembered for his exceptional courage, confidence, and stellar tracking abilities.
K9 Bismarck
K-9 Brutus - Ryan Irving
2003-2010
Labrador Retriever
Narcotics K-9

K-9 Brutus' service along with his partner Ryan Irving brought a multitude of extensive narcotics finds and search warrants, seizing drugs based solely upon canine alerts. Our agency benefited greatly from their valuable teamwork and experience.
K9 Brutus
K-9 Taylor - Steve Clopp
2003-2012
Labrador Retriever
Narcotics K-9

In 2005 Sergeant Steve Clopp and K-9 Taylor made a traffic stop and seized 149 kilos of cocaine, which remains today one of Washington State's largest drug seizures on record for local law enforcement. In 2005 Sergeant Clopp and K-9 Taylor located and seized $700,000 illicit narcotics cash hidden in a sophisticated vehicle compartment.
K9 Taylor
K-9 Joker - Jake Carswell
2005-2014
German Shepherd 
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K-9 Joker was often called upon to track suspects in burglaries, domestic violence cases and assaults. He also assisted the Monroe SERT team on many high risk entries. One case example was in February 2013 when Joker was called to Al Borlin Park to help find a subject with a $100,000 felony warrant out of Texas. The subject was quickly located saying "he decided to give up and stop fleeing once he heard the K9 barking". K-9 Joker was very valuable to the department in the apprehension of multiple suspects.
K9 Joker
K-9 Lexi - Nate Erdmann
2010-2018
Labrador Retriever
Narcotics K-9

Throughout her career K-9 Lexi's alerts for Monroe PD and other local agencies led to numerous cases against local drug dealers. K-9 Lexi also assisted in federal investigations involving large scale narcotics distribution. K-9 Lexi's alert in one federal case led to other charges involving a convicted felon in possession of a dozen firearms, many which were stolen.
K9 Lexi
K-9 Jet - Joe Stark
2012-2015
Labrador Retriever
Narcotics K-9

K-9 Jet transferred to the Monroe Police Department from the Klickitat County Sheriff's Office. He showed great versatility and the ability to transition which served him well as he had three different handlers at MPD during his years of service. Upon retiring in 2015 he went to live with Officer Stark and his family.
K9 Jet
K-9 Nuke - Jason Southard
2014-2017
German Shepherd
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In his three and a half years of service, K-9 Nuke amassed an impressive record from the apprehension of numerous dangerous criminals to safely locating lost children. K-9 Nuke won the respect of law enforcement officers throughout the region as well as the hearts of the members of the community in which he served.
K9 Nuke