CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - The Charleston County Sheriff's Office announced on Wednesday that a retired K-9, who was instrumental in several drug and weapons seizures, has died.
Officials say 13-year-old K-9 Terry passed away due to complications after surgery.
Terry served the sheriff's office from 2004 until his retirement in 2010. During this time, the sheriff's office say Terry was instrumental in numerous drug and weapons seizures as well as money seizures tied to drug transactions.
The sheriff's office released the following statement:
Terry was an invaluable member of the Charleston County Sheriff's Office K-9 unit and remained with his handler after retirement. Terry was taken to McAllister Smith Funeral home for cremation after his passing. Consolidated Dispatch aired a final call for K-9 Terry during transport.
The Charleston County Sheriff's Office K-9 unit is comprised of six deputies, two supervisors and 12 canines capable of scent tracking, article searches, as well as drug and explosive detection.