Loving Memory of
Handler: Deputy John
King County Sheriff's Office
Avenue , Room W-150
County deputies mourn loss of bomb dog
County Sheriff police dog Quincy
County Sheriff's deputies are mourning the loss of their first "bomb dog"
Quincy. Quincy died on Monday at the age of 12 due to natural causes. Sheriff
spokesman John Urquhart says the Black Lab was an explosives detection dog for
the sheriff's office for over 10 years. He came to the Sheriff's Office in late
1999 as the only ATF-trained explosives dog in the Pacific Northwest and one of
only 18 in the country.
his career, Quincy and his handler, Deputy John Decker, were deployed as needed
by federal police agencies, including to the Rose Bowl and Rose Parade, as well
as the Salt Lake City Olympics in 2002. He also provided dignitary protection
for President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush and other VIP's. Quincy
retired in early 2006 and lived with the Decker family.
by Jim Cortina, CPWDA DIR.