WILSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – After serving the community for eight years, a Wilson County K-9 is retiring.
During his career, Rocky, a 9-year-old Belgian Malinois, was responsible for recovering millions of dollars in cash and illegal narcotics, as well as a number of felony arrests.
He retires as one of the most highly decorated dogs in the state.
His partner, Lt. Robert Curtis, said Rocky’s retirement was a difficult decision to make.
“Rocky and I have been together since 2008,” he said. “We started training when he was only 9 months old, but I knew right away ole Rock was going to be something special,” he said.
Lt. Curtis continued, “Rocky has been an unbelievable desire to please with a huge drive to work. It’s been a great pleasure to work with a partner like Rocky. He’s a one-of-a-kind dog.”
Lt. Curtis said he has already began working with his new K-9 partner, Molly.
“It’s going to be tough the first time I go to work with my new partner, K-9 Molly, but Rocky will have a well-deserved laid-back retired life with me,” he said.