In Loving Memory
September 7, 1998
Handler: Trooper D. Sims
Florida Highway Patrol
was the first K-9 in the Florida Keys. He graduated 3rd in his class at
the City of Miami Work Dog School. Phantom searched hundreds of
vehicles, boats and even airplanes, not only for FHP but for US Customs
and DEA as well. Phantom was also credited with protecting his handler
when a violator became violent after a car chase.
Phantom was assigned several VIP details including Presidential security
where he and his handler guarded “Marine One” on several occasions. He
even met President George H. W. Bush.
Phantom sired 12 puppies including two who also went onto serve as
police K-9’s for agencies in other states.
The FHP, as well as the other State and Federal officers that knew him
miss Phantom. Phantom’s handler was Trooper D. Sims. Phantom passed away
on September 7, 1998
submitted by Bobby Earls