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Roanoke County Police Department K9 retires

Published: Oct. 27, 2020 at 9:14 PM EDT
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ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - A Roanoke County Police K9 is retiring from service.

K9 Body has been working for the department in narcotics for seven years. His handler, Officer Kristina Wilhelm, said Tuesday, October 27 is bittersweet, but mostly, it’s a celebration of all his hard work.

For Body’s last day, he participated in his final lineup, and officers gave him Slim Jims to wish him well for his retirement.

“Got him when he was about 14 months old and we bonded instantly. I have no doubt he would do whatever it took, he does not shy away," Wilhelm said.

9-year-old Body will stay at home with Officer Wilhelm, while she trains another K9 named Ghost.

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