Washington police dog retires after arresting 166 suspects in 10 years

Work like a dog!

11-year-old Washington police dog hangs up his leash after serving nearly ten years with his partner to take down more than 166 crooks across Edmonds, Wash.

K-9 Hobbs and his partner, Sgt. Jason Robinson, responded to more than 500 calls and found 113 pieces of evidence while serving for the Edmonds Police Department, located about 17 miles north of Seattle.

“Hobbs was an asset to law enforcement throughout Snohomish and North King Counties, fearlessly pursuing suspects who fled into the community,” Edmonds PD said in a press release.

Hobbs and his partner, then Officer Robinson, met in 2013 when K-9 arrived at the police department from Germany.

While serving, Hobbs was described as “fearless” and an “asset” to the Edmonds Police Department.

K-9 Hobbs and his partner Sgt. Jason Robinson answered over 500 calls and found 113 pieces of evidence.
Edmonds Police
Hobbs arrived at Edmonds Police Department from Germany in 2013, the same year he met Robinson.
Hobbs arrived at Edmonds Police Department from Germany in 2013, the same year he met Robinson.
Edmonds Police

According to the department, one of Hobbs’ memorable moments on the force came in 2017, when he shot and killed two suspects who had committed a robbery following an hour-long search in torrential rain.

From now on, the former K-9 will continue to stand by his partner’s side. Hobbs will live with Sgt. Robinson and his family during his retirement.

“He took care of me for years, and now it’s my turn to take care of him because he’s just becoming a dog.” sergeant. said Robinson.

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