The Springfield Police Department’s K9, Charlie, is retiring. The Malinois from Denmark began working with SPD in 2014. He was a model K9 who enjoyed working--from tracking bad guys to conducting car sniffs, according to the department.
Charlie will live with his handler, Sgt. Michael Karnes, and his family in retirement. He will get to relax and enjoy life by playing outside in the yard or laying around the house, according to SPD.
Department officials said they are grateful for Charlie’s service and they wish him plenty of naps and lots of treats in retirement.