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Rollo The Police Dog Got His Own Retirement Party



After 9 years (64 dog years) of faithful police service Rollo was finally ready to hang up his leash. So the Sacramento Police Department did what they’d do for any officer – they threw a retirement party.

Rollo and his handler, Linda Matthew, both retired on the same day after a decorated career. In fact both of them also made history. Matthew as Sacramento’s first female handler, and Rollo as the first Dutch Shepherd to serve. He was also the first ever rescue dog to pass training.

Rollo The Police Dog Got His Own Retirement Party
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They had a lavish send off with people from all around the community attending.

Happy Retirement K9 "Rollo" Today marks Officer Linda Matthew’s and K9 Rollo’s last patrol shift in K9. After almost…


Posted by Sacramento Police Canine Association on Friday, December 9, 2016

“During their time together Officer Matthew and Rollo patrolled the streets of Sacramento with toughness and grit,” wrote the department. “There was hardly a felony in progress that was ever broadcast that did not have a K91 en route immediately following it.”

Rollo The Police Dog Got His Own Retirement Party
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Good boy Rollo, you’ve certainly earned your break.

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