One of Allen Police Department’s K-9 officers has finally hung up his collar.
Barz, a German shepherd, retired on May 27 after five years on the force. His human colleagues treated him to a retirement party complete with chew toys and a canine-friendly cupcake.
Barz will enjoy his retirement in the company of a familiar face. His handler, Officer Laura Gilmore, will care for Barz at her home.
APD’s K-9 Unit is specifically equipped to detect illegal narcotics, search buildings and open areas, apprehend criminals and locate missing children. Established in 1997, it now boasts a dedicated training facility to meet the high standards of Allen Police.