REDDING, Calif. - The Shasta-Trinity National Forest announced the retirement of one of its K-9 officers, Jasper.
Jasper is a 9-year-old German Shepard that has been serving the forest service since 2011.
He was certified in patrol, tracking and narcotics detection.
“I am absolutely honored that I was afforded the opportunity to work with an amazing dog,” said Patrol Captain Carson Harris. “It is with great pride and sadness that I made the request to retire Jasper, but I believe that it is in the best interest of the agency and Jasper.”
During his time on the force, he assisted his handler in the arrests of 47 suspects. He also seized thousands of pounds of narcotics and has located over $1 million in drug-related proceeds.
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