Community sends Barboursville K-9 well wishes in retirement

July 16, 2018

Lane Turner, 6, of Barboursville, spends some time with K-9 Gus as the police bloodhound celebrates his retirement on behalf of the local Girl Scouts of Troop 1861 on Saturday at Barboursville Park.

BARBOURSVILLE — The village of Barboursville wants Gus the bloodhound to know he was a very good boy.

The community thanked the recently retired K-9 for his service Saturday at his retirement party thrown by the Girl Scouts of the Black Diamond Council Troop 1861.

The party was also a fundraiser for the Huntington Cabell Wayne Animal Shelter, complete with raffles and vendors. The day was part of the troop’s effort to receive their bronze award, the highest honor junior Girl Scouts can receive.

Gus, handled by Cpl. Tim Corbett, retired from duty in April after serving Barboursville and Cabell County as the county’s lone bloodhound for nine years. Gus used his sensitive nose to track criminals and missing people throughout the county.

Gus will live out his golden years with Corbett while Ruger, the department’s new K-9, picks up the mantle.

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