Colorado Springs Police say goodbye to two retired K-9s

Posted at 12:58 PM, Jun 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-20 14:58:31-04

The Colorado Springs Police Department said goodbye to two retired police K-9s last week. 

The Colorado Springs Police K-9 Unit experienced their first loss with great sadness on June 14, as they bid farewell to retired K-9 Hunter. Hunter served the city of Colorado Springs for six years before he tired with his partner.

The police department said Hunter had an incredible career and will be greatly missed.

(Photo Courtesy: Colorado Springs Police K-9 Unit)

Officer Donovan said goodbye to his longtime partner, retired K-9 Max, just a day after Hunter. 

Max ended his watch on June 15, as he was diagnosed with spondylolisthesis a few years ago. The disease causes the bones in the spine to split out of position, eventually causing detonation of the vertebrae.

Police said this eventually causes dogs to lose their mobility. K-9 Max served the Colorado Springs Police Department for five years and was retired to Officer Donovan just last year.

Our deepest condolences to the police department, we thank you for your service Hunter and Max!

(Photo Courtesy: Colorado Springs Police K-9 Unit)