State Patrol K-9 retires after award-winning career

State Patrol K-9 retires after award-winning career Photo: Minnesota State Patrol

November 19, 2018 02:22 PM

The Minnesota State Patrol is paying tribute to an award-winning member of the force as he retires.

A tweet said Jack the canine, who is almost 11, was retiring effective Monday after nine years of service because of his age. He had been deployed over 376 times.


He and his trooper trainer Derrick Hagen won two national championships with the United States Police Canine Association.

The retirement comes just one week after Skippy, a canine with 10 years of service, retired as well.

He and trooper Brett Westbrook had worked in the Pine County area since 2009, and also received numerous awards.

The State Patrol says they are currently at 13 drug-detection canines statewide.

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