Superbowl kept safe in part by ATF's Lubbock K-9 - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Superbowl kept safe in part by ATF's Lubbock K-9

Chris Eppler and Mickey at the new Cowboys stadium for the Superbowl -- photo from ATF Chris Eppler and Mickey at the new Cowboys stadium for the Superbowl -- photo from ATF

By James Clark - email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The Lubbock-based ATF explosive detection k-9 will play a major role in keeping people safe at Super Bowl XLV.  That's according to a written statement from the ATF or Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. 

Lubbock County Sheriff's Department Sergeant Chris Eppler and his K-9 officer Mickey, are one of 25 K-9 teams providing security at Super Bowl February 6th in Arlington.  Several years ago the ATF funded K-9 units in Lubbock.  Eppler and Mickey have been to several national events both sports and political. 

"Eppler and Mickey ... will conduct security sweeps at this year's Super Bowl to locate any type of explosive, firearm or ammunition that may be in close proximity to the stadium or other venue relating to the big game," the ATF says in its written statement.
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