Corporal Matt Shoesmith started his law enforcement career in January 2009 as a Metro Nashville Police Officer. While at MNPD he worked patrol for three months and then was moved to the weapons and narcotics Flex team, where he worked for 2.5 years. Corporal Shoesmith then came to the Goodlettsville Police Department in January of 2012 and started in the patrol division on midnight shift. He then became the Department’s K-9 Officer in July of 2015 and was recently promoted to the rank of Corporal.
K-9 Ruger is a four year old black lab certified police K-9. Ruger is trained in narcotics detection started with the Department in August of 2015. He has already completed over 500 hours of training in the short time he has been with the Department.
Since they have been together, Corporal Shoesmith and Ruger have 200 drug confiscations and recovered 12 firearms. They were named Officers of the year in 2016!