NHCSO mourns passing of retired K-9 Ross

NHCSO mourns passing of retired K-9 Ross
The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office announced on Friday that retired K-9 Ross passed away earlier this week. (Source: NHCSO/Facebook)

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office on Friday announced that retired K-9 Ross passed away earlier this week.

The 12-year-old German shepherd began his career with the sheriff’s office and his handler, Lt. Croom, in 2010, working patrol for seven years.

“K-9 Ross is credited with tracking and locating numerous suspects involved in criminal activity and sniffing out many narcotics finds that resulted in taking illegal drugs off the street,” a Facebook post stated.

K-9 Ross retired in 2017.

It is with a heavy heart we announce that on Sunday evening, February 21st 2021, Retired K9 Ross passed away. K9 Ross...

Posted by New Hanover County Sheriff's Office on Friday, February 26, 2021

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