Dog with Woodbury County Sheriff’s Office retires

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — After more than a decade, a dog with the Woodbury County Sheriff’s Office has retired from full-time duty.

The Sioux City Journal reports (http://bit.ly/171K9aD ) Rudy, a 13-year-old Belgian Malinois, worked his last full-time day on May 30. His handler, Deputy Todd Trobaugh, says it’s time to ease him out of police duty.

Rudy’s line of work included chasing fleeing suspects and sniffing out drugs. One of his biggest busts included finding $74,000 in drug money in a rental car.

Trobaugh says Rudy has the right social skills and drive, and will be available for part-time work. He says the dog’s nose is as sharp as ever.

Rudy will stay in a kennel at Trobaugh’s house. The dog is the father of two current Sioux City-area police dogs.

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Information from: Sioux City Journal, http://www.siouxcityjournal.com

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