Lewis County Sheriff's K-9 passes away after retiring from five years of service | Crime
For five years, Lewis County K-9 Sgt. Jason Davis had Bruno. The Sheriff's Office dog passed away on September 13th during the first few months of his retirement.
He was 2-years-old when Davis first met him. Bruno spent the first years of his life being trained in the Czech Republic for narcotics detection, apprehension, tracking, evidence retrieval and handler protection. Davis described his dog as his dearest friend.
"He proudly and unselfishly gave unconditional service to those around him," wrote Davis. He continued, " He loved his job and on his last night of life, sick and worn down, made one last bolt to the area he had trained in so many times. It was an honor and a privilege to have served with such a dedicated, loyal partner and best friend. "
His stats were listed off in numbers. He performed in over 1,000 narcotic searches with the Sheriff's Office. He successfully could locate heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, marijuana, ecstasy, prescription and paraphernalia.
The Sheriff's Office added that he was helpful with the search and rescue of people. He could track missing children, and adults as well as apprehend barricaded subjects, fleeing suspects and escaped prisoners, wanted felons, search warrants and marijuana growing operation.
Davis added: "I received many letters of appreciation for our services from local organizations and local children and students, and local law enforcement agencies. These letters gave appreciation for the time and service we provided. I am thankful that K-9 Bruno had many friends and belonged to a grateful law enforcement family."