WATCH: Raleigh County K-9 officer retires after 8 years of service

*The above video is courtesy of the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office.

RALEIGH COUNTY, WV (WVNS) — A furry member of the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office will now get to enjoy a relaxing life full of treats and toys that any good boy would be happy to have.

In a recent video posted to the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, Sgt. Justin Johnson is shown with K-9 Officer Leo as dispatch gives Leo his final sign-off on Sunday, March 31, 2024.

This transmission is for K-9 Leo. Leo has just finished his last shift for the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office. Leo, thank you for your eight years of service and your hard work for the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office and the citizens of Raleigh County. You have been deployed hundreds of times and have been instrumental in keeping the county safe. Thank you for keeping your handler safe, and bringing them home each and every day. You will be missed. You deserve a much needed rest. Enjoy your retirement.

Raleigh County 911

After eight years with the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office, K-9 Leo will spend the rest of his life under the care of his handler Sgt. Johnson and his family.

From everyone at WVNS 59News, thank you K-9 Leo for your service.

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