Wilson County K-9 retires after serving community for 8 years

Courtesy: Wilson County Sheriff's Office

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.

Courtesy: Wilson County Sheriff's Office
Courtesy: Wilson County Sheriff’s Office

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.

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