After 6 years of loyal service it was high time for the dog to enjoy a retirement.
In honor of the dog, a ceremony was organized, giving colleagues the opportunity to look back on his brilliant career.
On Tuesday, July 20, the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office in Texas hosted a small bear party to celebrate his retirement. This all-black German Shepherd has served in the agency for over 6 years, according to Newsweek.
The officers posed next to him, and one of them even gave a speech in honor of the dog and his journey.
At the time, local restaurant Moe’s Southwest Grill donated $8,000 to help the sheriff’s office fund the purchase and training of the dog. It was named Moe upon its inception, which has since closed and was later renamed Bear.
The German Shepherd specialized in finding missing persons, especially children and the elderly. He also found people who were mentally ill and suicidal.
In addition, Bear is trained to detect cocaine, cannabis, heroin, and methamphetamine. At the same time, he participated in many demonstrations and information campaigns in schools and with youth organizations.
Eventually, this versatile dog contacted various law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, the US Department of Homeland Security, the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), the Abilene Police Department, and the Texas Department of Public Safety.