SWAT- T Application On Canine Officer

As And Canine Handler And Tactical Team Member, I Will NEVER Deploy Without A SWAT-T…

– Nathan and K9 Spike


Mid September 2011 I was conducting a high risk search on patrol with my K9 partner. On this day, my K9 partner “Spike” and was shot in the left rear leg by a single bullet from a handgun.

Spike was immediately treated on scene utilizing a SWAT-T and haemostatic agents. We rushed him to surgery at a nearby veterinary hospital where he merely hung onto life. Each and every veterinarian that observed Spike made statements in regards to his blood loss, and “How close” he was to passing due to the incident. It was clearly noted by each of them that the SWAT-T helped save his life.

Some twenty-eight days later Spike and I were back on patrol and competing on the trial field in the WSPCA K9 competitions. We owe it to SWAT-T for this and their quality product. I wish to express this act of gratitude from my family and our department for providing a product that has saved the life of such a great partner. As and Canine handler and tactical team member, I will NEVER deploy without a SWAT-T…” – Nathan and K9 Spike, “2011 Western States Police Canine Association Champion”