K-9 Banshee to Retire from Service

May 23, 2011
Dwayne Page
K-9 Banshee with Officer Patrick Britain

The DeKalb County Commission Monday night adopted a resolution honoring K-9 Banshee, the Sheriff's Department's drug detecting dog, who is retiring from service due to her age.

Banshee and her handler, Officer Patrick Britain were present for the meeting along with Sheriff Patrick Ray.

The resolution states that "Whereas, the DeKalb County Commission and the DeKalb County Mayor wish to express our appreciation for the years of service K-9 Officer Banshee has devoted to DeKalb County.

Whereas, Officer Banshee has aided in the search for narcotics such as meth, marijuana, cocaine, crack cocaine, and heroin. Her efforts have helped locate other substances and affect arrests of many individuals who might have otherwise gone undetected.

Whereas, Officer Banshee is also a good-will ambassador for the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department. She is a favorite of students when she attend events at schools.

Whereas, retirement is an earned reward for Banshee's service to our community.

Now, therefore, be it resolved by the DeKalb County Commission that K-9 Officer Banshee be retired and allowed to live her retirement with her human K-9 partner, Patrick Britain.

Be if further resolved that this accomplishment be spread across the records of this meeting and preserved on a lasting part of our appreciation to K-9 Office Banshee".

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