K9 Officer Is Given Guard Of Honor As He Retires After Eight Years Service

Caters_NewsPublished: January 12, 20182,372 views
Published: January 12, 2018

Here’s proof that everyone gets to retire with honors as a police officer, no matter the species. A nine-year-old K9 officer walked out of the police station that employed him for the last eight years and into retirement, accompanied by a thunderous applause from his human colleagues!

Bronx, a Belgian Malinois hound, was accompanied by his handler Chris Dalton after his last shift ended. Bronx served in the SWAT team since 2014 and was trained in detection of narcotics. A spokesperson for the police said: “Today is K9 Bronx’s retirement day. Bronx has served our department with his handler, Senior Officer Chris Dalton, for 8 years.”

Bronx is one of the longest serving K9 officers the agency has ever had. He has served in several units in his career, such as Bakersfield’s patrol division and lastly the SWAT team. Officer Dalton was his partner since January 2010 and together, the dynamic duo have done countless demos for schools and tours in the department. The K9 officer has also been awarded many awards throughout the years for his dedication, skills and hard work.

The police department in Bakersfield, California say that he will now “enjoy a much more relaxed life with Chris and his family”.

It is a well-earned retirement for such a hard-working officer.

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