Memorial and Emeritus



These are team members who are no longer active, but have had a significant impact on our team. We honor the work they have done.

First certified in 2007 in wilderness airscent, Sable has re-certified an additional five times in that same discipline.  Sable, along with her handler Seth Stone, have responded to at least 100 missions and have completed countless hours of training.  Sable deployed 5 days during the Oso mudslide and was on hand to receive the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Certificate of Merit in 2015.  In her free time during retirement, she will enjoy bully sticks and laying on the couch



K9 Roxy in the SnowK9 Roxy was certified in Wilderness Airscent with her handler Janiece Miller.  She is currently on leave due to an injury.  She is always willing to help out at our PR events and enjoys mentoring her younger sister Parker.





In Memorium

We honor the work of those who have passed on and keep them in our hearts.

K9 Bosse

K9 Bosse was a treasured member of our SAR family, working alongside his partner, Suzanne Elshult. As a certified wilderness airscent K9, Bosse jumped out of helicopters, rappelled, climbed and helped to bring home the lost and missing. When his search career ended at age 13, he went on to educate the public at many, many public relations events and to help out new handlers on our team. Who can forget that high head pop and prancing step when he found someone – he knew “hottie doggies” were on the way!



K9 Ferdie

K9 in the field




Ferdie worked with handler Chris Terpstra as a certified wilderness airscent dog for many years.  As a team they also trained in human remains detection, disaster, avalanche and water search.  Together they brought home the lost and the missing.  Ferdie was a treasured member of our K9 team and will be sorely missed.