Handler: Matthew Warren
Breed: German Shepherd
Department: Connecticut State Police
Function: Cadaver, Patrol, Search and Rescue and Water Recovery
Years Worked: 1/2014 through 5/2021
K-9 Porter #9017 was born in May 2012 and was donated by the Fidelco Guiding Eyes Foundation to the CT State Police in January 2014. Trooper Warren trained K-9 Porter who graduated the Connecticut State Police K-9 Academy on 6/5/2014. K-9 Porter subsequently graduated the Connecticut State Police Search and Rescue Academy on 9/18/2014 and immediately impacted lives and families throughout the state. During K-9 Porter’s career, he was responsible for numerous lives saved, suspects tracked, located, and arrested, deceased bodies recovered, and evidence recovered for high profile cases within surrounding cities and towns.
K-9 Porter was very sociable, engaged in community events and was adored by children and adults alike. K-9 Porter gave 7.5 years of service to the state of Connecticut, and retired due to age, previous injuries and Trooper Warren training and certifying Porter’s replacement K-9 Maxx #9003. K-9 Porter developed Degenerative Myelopathy shortly after retiring and has fought through a recent surgery for a ruptured tumor within his spleen. K-9 Porter is loved and supported by his family, friends fellow Troopers and Officers throughout the State of Connecticut.