Handler: Justin Grindell
Breed: German Shorthaired Pointer
DOB: 4/5/2014
Department: Greater Orlando Aviation Authority
Function: Explosive Detection
Years Worked: 2/26/2016 – 5/23/2024

As my first working dog partner, Grand was assigned to me at Lackland Air Force Base in February 2016 where certified as an Explosives Detection Canine Team and have been working together ever since. Over the course of his career, he has responded to over 1,900 unattended bag calls at the Orlando International Airport (MCO). He has also been assigned to protective details of three U.S. Presidents, Vice Presidents, and other Heads of State and Dignitaries during their travels into and out of MCO.

He is looking forward to taking long naps on the couch (he thinks I don’t know he sneaks up there) and looking out the window at Florida’s lizards as they torment him through the glass.