Mike Mackey is second in command of the K9 team. He has been employed with the Shreveport Fire Department since 1984. He currently serves the department as a Captain and Paramedic.
His partner is Bandit, who is trained in the HRD discipline. Captain Mackey will be transitioning Bandit into other work and will partner with his new dog Trace in early 2014. Trace will also work in HRD.
Outside of the K9 team Captain Mackey is a flight paramedic with Life Air Rescue Helicopter and is Assistant Fire Chief of Caddo (LA) Fire District #6.