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K9 Baxter retires after 8 years with Tigard Police Department

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K9 Baxter (Photo: Tigard Police Department) K9 Baxter (Photo: Tigard Police Department)

The Tigard Police Department announced the retirement of one of their K9's on Wednesday.

K9 Baxter has been with the Tigard Police Department since 2008, when the department purchased the purebred German Shepherd from Slovakia.

During his career, Baxter helped capture or assist with over 200 subjects. Baxter also participated in many community outreach events that help to further education and knowledge about the benefits of a well-established police canine program.

Once K9 Baxter retires, he will spend time with the family of his most recent handler, Sergeant Cameron Odam.

Tigard PD will hold a "canine-inspired retirement program" recognizing Baxter and his contribution to the City of Tigard. The event will be held on July 25 at 6 p.m. at the Tigard Public Works, 8777 Southwest Burnham Street.

All are welcome to attend the event, but Tigard PD asked that you do not bring along your family pet.

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