SC sheriff’s office mourns death of longest-serving K-9
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina sheriff’s office is mourning the loss of its longest-service K-9 officer.
The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office held a last call ceremony Friday for Kroc, who died Wednesday. He was 14.
WYFF-TV reports since his 2017 retirement, Kroc had lived with his former handler, Tim Fuller.
Kroc began working for the Sheriff’s Office in June 2006. In March 2008, Kroc was critically injured when he was stabbed by an armed suspect. He fully recovered and returned to duty. He served 129 months before his retirement.
Kroc was awarded the Medal of Valor from the sheriff’s office and a Valor award from the North American Police Work Dog Association.
During his career Kroc located more than 129 pounds of marijuana and more than a half-pound of methamphetamine.
Information from: WYFF-TV, http://www.wyff4.com/index.html