PHOENIX — A Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office K9 is retiring after serving for seven years.
The man in charge of the dog for the last four years will now get to keep the dog as his own, thanks to a unanimous vote by the Maricopa Board of Supervisors.
Vasku is a 9-year-old Belgian Malinois leaving the force due to his age.
He is a dual purpose patrol/apprehension and narcotics detection canine who had completed over 2,000 hours of training. He helped seize hundreds of thousands of dollars of drugs off the street, according to the MCSO.
“He’s going to enjoy that retirement of lying on the couch,” said Deputy Trevor Clancy, who now owns Vasku. “Now we have to teach him to stay out of the garbage can and not chew on kids’ toys.”
Transfer of ownership of Vasku required an unanimous vote by the Board.
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