Clarksville Police Department
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department is saddened by the passing of Main, one of our Police Service Dogs (PSD).
PSD Main joined the Clarksville Police Department in May 2011. He was a dual purpose canine used for both patrol and narcotics.
During his seven year career, Main had over 800 deployments ranging from tracks of suspects to evidence and drug searches.
Main was responsible for hundreds of drug arrests, from small amounts of controlled substances to multiple pounds of marijuana.
He located multiple weapons during searches that had been discarded by suspects that committed felonious crimes such as robberies and shootings. In one particular case, he located a gun which had been discarded by a suspect on a roof.
Main’s original handler, Sgt. Gabe Johnson, worked with him from May 2011 until his promotion in December 2015. Main was then partnered with Officer Seth Paugh until his passing on June 2nd, 2018. Sgt Johnson and Officer Paugh both formed a close bond with Main, which is so common for handlers.
Main was a partner, friend, and family member to his handlers with a bond created by their reliance on each other working together in a perilous environment.
Main’s passing is felt not only in the K9 unit, but throughout the entire Clarksville Police Department. He was an integral part of the law enforcement team and will always be remembered for his hard work and dedication.