Memorials to Fallen K-9s
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In Loving Memory of
December 17, 2008

Handler: Lt. Pablo Quiones
Miami Dade Corrections & Rehabilitation Dept.
6501 NW 36th St
Virginia Gardens, FL 33166
(305) 874-1070
A farewell tribute on Tuesday was offered to "Vestor", 12 years of age, who died from an illness on December 17th, the first K-9 that worked with the Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation Department. He served MDCR for five years.At the honor guard farewell were members of the Miami-Dade police department's K-9 unit  whom "Vestor" served when he was used to search out illegal drugs at the Miami International Airport. Lt. Pablo Quiones, who handled the dog, said "He was one of the best dogs that Miami Airport ever had. We searched a lot of passengers, and my dog was in and out, and everyone just loved him."
Viewing services were held at Pet Heaven Memorial Park, 10901 West Flagler Street, Miami.


The Narcotic Canine Unit (NCU) is responsible for detecting and preventing the introduction of narcotics within and around the detention facilities with utilization of the Narcotics Detector Canine.  NCU conducts random searches at the various detention facilities at irregular intervals in order to comply with State laws. The NCU provides assistance with identifying proactive measures, which are necessary to prevent future introduction of narcotics into the departmen
tal facilities by inmates, visitors, vendors, volunteers or employees.
submitted by Jim Cortina, Dir. CPWDA