On Friday, October 11, Sheriff Mark Hunter presided over a retirement ceremony at the Sheriff’s Operation Center for a valued team member.
K9 Bak, one of 4 canines used at the Sheriff’s Office was retired after a stellar career. Bak joined CCSO in Aug 2014 and immediately his impact was felt. Bak, a multi-purpose canine able to track, locate objects or people, apprehend suspects, and detect narcotics has earned his rest and will live out retirement at his handler’s home.
Bak has been deployed over 241 times with 115 of those resulting in an arrest. He conducted 28 apprehensions, 14 successful tracks, and located a large amount of dangerous drugs. His investigations have led to seizure of cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, MDMA, crystal meth, and marijuana.
Sheriff Hunter said “Our K9 teams are an important asset in the ongoing efforts to keep our community safe. As Bak enjoys his retirement, we will fill his position with another highly trained K9 that will build on his legacy.”