It is with great sadness that the Huntsville Police Department announces the passing of K9 Quintus. K9 Quintus was purchased from K9 Concepts in Broussard Louisiana. Officer Blane Rodgers was chosen as the K9 Handler and attended an 80 hour school in Louisiana with Quintus and was certified by the National Police Canine Association. Officer Rodgers and Quintus hit the streets in October of 2006. K9 Quintus was the 5th K9 in the City of Huntsville Police Force and was the sole K9 in the county for the first 5 years of service assisting the Walker County Sheriff’s Office, the Texas Department of Public Safety, and Sam Houston State University Police Department. Throughout K9 Quintus’ career, he has detected hundreds of user amount of narcotics, several large amounts of narcotics on I-45 (including an over 200 lb. marijuana find), and a 5000 tab ecstasy find. K9 Quintus also detected two separate large narcotic currency cases that exceeded 225,000 dollars. K9 Quintus assisted in the apprehension of several suspects on tracks and article searches of lost and evidentiary items. K9 Quintus also met plenty of smiling faces doing programs for schools and other groups around the community. Officer Rodgers wants to thank everyone for their support and prayers during this time. Officer Rodgers also wishes to thank Dr. Gerry Etheridge, Dr.Phillip DuVall, and staff from Huntsville Pet Clinic and Magnolia Kennels for their assistance throughout Quintus’ career. Special thanks also go to the officers and staff of the Huntsville Police Department, Walker County Sheriff’s Office, Texas Department of Public Safety, and Sam Houston State University Police Department, for support and confidence throughout Quintus’ career.
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