Handler: JoAnne Vasek
Breed: Labrador Retriever
DOB: 4/7/2013
Department: Department of Homeland Security
Function: Explosive Detection
Years Worked: 3/1/2015 - 10/30/2018

K9 Bruce and I met and were paired together at K9 School, June 10th, 2016. He was then and still is cutest and craziest Lab. I have ever met. Tons of drive, great focus, and his unfailing love for the job was clear and true. Bruce would bark, as we would enter the work area, just to let everyone know he was there. Almost to say, “Hello my people! Good morning!”

Bruce, to this day, would go back to work work with me if his body would be able to keep up. I have never been loved so hard before, Bruce is as loyal as they come…and stoic as well. Oh! And let’s not forget that tail of his! Don’t get too close, that happy tail will give you a bruise! He is just one happy guy, never met a stranger.