Washington K-9 named Hobbs is retiring after catching 166 suspects over 10 years
Work like a dog!
An 11-year-old Washington police dog is about to hang up his leash after serving with his partner for nearly ten years to bring down over 166 crooks across Edmonds, Washington.
K-9 Hobbs and his partner, Sgt. Jason Robinson, responded to over 500 calls and found 113 pieces of evidence while serving for the Edmonds Police Department, located about 17 miles north of Seattle.
“Hobbs has been an asset to law enforcement across Snohomish and North King counties, fearlessly pursuing suspects who had fled into the community,” Edmonds PD said in a press release.
Hobbs and his partner, then-Officer Robinson, were introduced to each other in 2013 when the K-9 arrived at the police station from Germany.
On duty, Hobbs was described as “fearless” and “an asset” to the Edmonds Police Department.
According to the department, one of Hobbs’ memorable moments with the force occurred in 2017 when he apprehended two suspects who had committed a takeover robbery after hours of searching in a rainstorm.
Now the former K-9 will continue to stay alongside his partner. 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 as he will be just a dog.” Sergeant Robinson said.