WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL)— The WFPD’s new K-9 officer, Lock, assisted in his first arrest on Wednesday, just one day after his formal introduction to the public.
Gang Task Force officers made a stop of a vehicle on Kell East for no insurance.
An officer said the front passenger, Desmond Matthews, and the other two passengers had cautions on them for weapons and gang affiliations.
K-9 Lock’s partner then had Lock do an open-air sniff of the car and lock alerted for possible narcotics.
While searching the car, an officer noticed something falling from Matthews’ buttocks down his pants leg.
Officers recovered a 9mm handgun with 16 live cartridges and one in the chamber.
No narcotics were apparently found in the car.