Since 1996, Cpl. Joe Liddick has served the citizens of Pasco County as a member of the Pasco Sheriff’s Office (PSO). During that time, he spent more than 21 years within the PSO K-9 Unit, and served with his partners K-9 Nik, K-9 Ace and K-9 Chris, according to a news release.
Cpl. Liddick has answered countless calls for service and has conducted thousands of tracks. The tracks resulted in the location of 764 suspects, missing persons and suicidal individuals throughout Pasco County.
Both Cpl. Liddick and K-9 Chris also have been established members of the Tampa Bay Regional Bomb Squad, as an explosive detection K-9 team. As members of this team, the partners conducted hundreds of explosive sniffs to ensure the safety of the citizens of the Tampa Bay area at large venues and festivals.
K-9 Chris began serving Pasco County in February 2016, and in addition to his service as part of the Regional Bomb Squad, he has helped recover numerous missing individuals in Pasco County, as well.
The German shepherd was born on Nov. 16, 2014, in Germany and was certified in patrol work and explosives detection.
Both Cpl. Liddick and K-9 Chris celebrated their retirements on April 5.
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