“On April 14, 2016, Trooper Mike Allan (Homeland Security Division/ #817) and his K9 partner Patrick, X-164, participated in explosive detection training at the AMTRAK Seattle Sounder station, and returned to the Coleman Ferry Terminal where Patrick screened two Ferry loads of cars for explosives. After conducting his work and while travelling home, Trooper Allan saw Patrick was in distress.  Trooper Allan rushed Patrick to a vet and emergency surgery was conducted to try and save Patrick who was suffering from tangled intestines. The surgery was not successful and Patrick had to be euthanized at approximately 8 p.m. last night.

Patrick was a three-year-old German Shepherd and was a Transportation Security Administration supported K9. Trooper Allan and Patrick started their career together at Lackland Airforce Base in Texas in October 2015. On December 10, 2015, Patrick and Trooper Allan became a certified K-9 explosive team and served the citizens of Washington faithfully until last night.

“We lost a member of the WSP family who devotedly served the agency, “said Chief Batiste. “Patrick’s’ explosive detection work helps keep tens of thousands of Washington residents and travelers safe.”

Trooper Mike Allan and all members of the Homeland Security Division are mourning the loss of Patrick.”

– Captain Edward J. Swainson of Homeland Security Division