Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Narcotics dog makes big bust

Narcotics dog finds $100k in cocaine... on his first day on the job.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Frosty said...

I wonder what happens to the dogs once they are too old to work. Shot? Drowned? Sent to the pound? Do you know? Because I'd really like to be told that they are taken home by the officer they've worked with for years and given a comfy retirement with a good chew bone, a soft bed and a warm fireplace.

1:36 PM  
Blogger -J. said...

This varies by agency; in this case it would be likely decided by the Denton County Sheriff's Office. I don't know of any US agency that would kill a working dog upon retirement, many agencies consider them full-fledged officers and they're cared for accordingly. Many times they are adopted by their handlers or another officer upon retirement.

I've dropped a line to the Denton County Sheriff and asked what their retirement policy is for K9 officers, I'll update here in the comments when/if I get a reply!

2:24 PM  
Blogger Chilly said...

I know of several retired PD pooches who've been taken home by cops and their families. These dogs are certainly not killed when they retire!

9:09 PM  
Blogger Hawk said...

I know the Ffld CT police had a retired crowd control dog who lived with his former partner. They do, well, did, he's probably gone now, it's been many years, demonstrations for scouting, youth groups, etc.

12:59 AM  

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