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Montgomery County Sheriff announces passing of Retired K9

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With a heavy heart, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office announces the passing of retired K9 Bowie on January 19, 2022. Bowie served the citizens of Montgomery County from February 2011 to December 2016 as a Dual Purpose Narcotics K9. Bowie played a role in the apprehension of 30 wanted Felons, four of which were physical apprehensions by Bowie himself. Throughout his career, Bowie led to the recovery of 1,782 grams of Cocaine, 24 pounds of Marijuana, 3,530 Marijuana Plants, 3,136 grams of Methamphetamine, and $29,900 in US Currency.

MCTXSheriff Announces Passing of Retired K9
Photo Credit: Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office

Later in his career, Bowie was assigned to the Montgomery County Narcotics Enforcement Team (MOCONET). During his assignment with MOCONET, Bowie became part of one of the first part-time Airborne K9 Units assisting the United States Customs and Border Protection Office of Air and Marine, conducting Airplane Interdiction in and around Texas. Bowie flew on missions to assist other agencies in Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Tennessee.

Upon his retirement in December 2016, Bowie was given to his handler, Mike Uber, by Montgomery County, to live out his days at the Uber home. Bowie spent his retirement relaxing in his backyard with his tennis ball, chew toys, and watching over family chickens and ducks. He passed away peacefully with his family by his side. Though feared by many, he will be missed by all who knew him.

Source: Scott Spencer, Lieutenant, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Administrative Services

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