We were joined by Deputy Choate, K-9 Joker, and his family to talk about the upcoming retirement celebration for Deputy Joker. The celebration will be taking place at the Bradley County on June 21st, from 10 – 11 a.m.
If you’ve ever wanted to meet a legend, now is your chance.
After years of faithful service, K9 Joker is now retired. We invite all to join us for a Community Meet & Greet event where YOU will have a chance to meet Joker and congratulate him on retirement!
The event will be held on June 21st, at 10 – 11 a.m., at the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office.
Joker’s seven-year career contains staggering statistics. He was logged as having over 650 total deployments.
Over 100 of these were successful tracks where the suspects were found and arrested without harm, and an additional 30 physical suspect apprehensions where he chased and held down the suspects until the arrest could be made. In addition to suspect tracking, he was used in numerous missing child and adult tracking cases, as well as having countless narcotic finds, with the drug seizures estimated to be at a value of over $500,000.
Needless to say, Joker was not your average K9. His intensity to apprehend a violent felon could be switched on at a moment’s notice, yet could be brought into an elementary school and pet by groups of kids.
He was loved by the good and feared by evil. His story motivated others across the country and brought legislative movement in the State of Tennessee, creating Joker’s Law. He was even featured on a must-see episode of Fox Nation: Hero Dogs. Click here to see a preview https://www.foxnews.com/video/6315316684112. You may also find details to his story in the upcoming July issue of Goodnews CM, Good News Magazine!
Join us in celebration of his retirement!