Dog gone! K9 Bora retires at age 9 from Portland Police
The Portland Police Bureau has announced the retirement of one of its canine officers.
K9 Bora joined the force in Portland in December, 2016, and was certified to work alongside Sgt. Butcher in February of the following year.
The duo captured about 75 fleeing suspects over three years, according to a news release, and also assisted on hundreds of other calls.
Bora, the mother of three, was born in Canada and trained in Eugene, Oregon. After giving birth at age 6, one of her sons, Cjuk, took a job at another Oregon police agency. Her grandson, Khan, continues to patrol for PPB.
A police spokesman tells the Tribune that Bora is retiring at age 9.
Bora and Sgt. Butcher also appeared at 80 community events. The purebred German Shepherd will now live in her sergeant's home, but was treated to a "puppuccino" and a cheeseburger during her last week of service.
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