Working Dog Radio

Working Dog Radio

Episode 165: “I was on the RAID Team” with Tara Lee

May 26, 2022

Your Working Dog Radio hosts, Eric @vanessk9 & Ted @ted_summers, sit down with former K9 handler, Coast Guard reservist, OIF/OEF Veteran, and owner of Ridgeside K9 Summerville, Tara Lee. ⁣

The gents chat with Ms. Lee about her early military career as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army (‘05-‘09) with a deployment to Iraq in 2006-2007, and then becoming an officer in the Coast Guard (‘09-‘11).⁣

The hosts then  learn about how Lee got into law enforcement with Arlington County Police Department in Virginia (‘11-‘15), while still remaining in the USCG reserves and deploying to Afghanistan in 2014. ⁣

Lee then moved to South Carolina and started with the Summerville Police Department. In 2016, Lee was selected as a K9 handler and was paired with Apart. In early 2017, their K-9 unit supervisor left law enforcement and Lee was selected as his replacement. She held that position until she left in July of 2021, (but not before she was on Live PD!).⁣

In December 2021, Lee officially opened her pet dog business, Ridgeside K9 Summerville, SC⁣. The hosts chat with Lee about the freedoms that has brought her⁣. ⁣

Be sure to follow this badass @belles619_k9apart⁣, and keep up with everything she’s doing now!⁣