After nine years of chasing down bad guys, Eureka Police K9 Vex is retiring from the force.
EPD announced the news on Facebook today, in celebration of Vex’s 11th birthday.
“Happy 11th Birthday Vex!” EPD wrote. “With 11 years of age and nearly 9 years of service with Eureka PD, Vex will be retiring next week: ( He will be living the good life at home with his 2 and 4 legged brothers and sisters.”
EPD stated that Vex’s official retirement will be announced next week. In the meantime, here’s a list of some of Vex’s most memorable crime-fighting moments.
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- Suspect in Recent Armed Robbery Cases Named, Sought by Eureka Police
- Eureka Police K-9 Unit ‘Vex’ Finds Alleged Burglar, Sustains Injuries During Scuffle
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- (VIDEO) DOG COPS! From Patrol to Drug Detection, Meet the Dogs Enhancing the Strength of Local Law Enforcement
- Another Old Town Burglary Attempt; EPD Asks Businesses to Fill Out ‘Merchant Contact Form’ Just in Case
- EPD Arrest Man with Felony Warrants After Brief Greenbelt Pursuit
- Threat of Eureka Police K-9 Unit Vex Enough to Coax Wanted Felon Out of Sequoia Park Hiding Spot, Says EPD
- (UPDATE: SUSPECT IN CUSTODY) Bank Robbery in Henderson Center Minutes Ago; Police Searching Area For Suspect
- Meet Max, Eureka’s New K9 Crime Biter