K9 Tule & Mathew
Tule was a wonderful labrador retriever certified in airscent and training in human remains detection who sadly passed away recently. Being a true all season dog, Tule also did advanced training in snow and avalanche searching. With her demonstrable love of people and exuberance when she finds a subject, Tule was KCSD's Miss Congeniality 2015 and is dearly missed by all. Mathew has been a member of KCSD since 2011 and a member of KCSD's sister unit ESAR since 2009, where he is a Team Leader and a Rigging Novice. He was one of three KCSD members in 2015 and one of four in 2016 recognized by the King County Council for extensive volunteer hours and contributions to the King County Search and Rescue Association (KCSARA).