This is the touching moment Belgian Malinois, ‘Bronx’, is given a guard of honour after eight years service with the force.
Bronx leaves the police station in Bakersfield, California for the last time to a round of applause from his human colleagues.
The nine-year-old dog is accompanied by his handler Senior Officer Chris Dalton as he finishes his final shift.
Bronx was trained in narcotics and served in the SWAT team since 2014 as a sniffer dog.
He will now enjoy a much more relaxed life with Chris and his family.
A police spokesman said: ‘Bronx has served our department with his handler, Senior Officer Chris Dalton, for eight years.
Nine-year-old Belgian Malinois Bronx retired from the force after eight years service
‘He is one of the longest serving K9s our agency has ever had.
‘Chris and Bronx have been partners since January 2010, and have served on the SWAT Team since 2014.
‘Bronx has done numerous demos for schools and tour groups at our department, and has been awarded many awards throughout the years for his dedication, skills, and work.
‘Thank you for being a loyal K9 all these years, Bronx.’
As Bronx and Chris left the station in Bakersfield, California for the last time they received a guard of honour from their colleagues
Bronx was one of the longest serving K9’s the agency has ever had and they thanked him for his service