Charleston Police Department retired K-9 dies

(Photo: CPD)
(Photo: CPD)

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Officials with the Charleston Police Department say a retired K-9 died on Friday.

CPD says Winslow died at the age of 8.

Police say Winslow was the partner of Sgt. Brian J. Salkeld and served with the department for 6 ½ years. He retired on Jan. 1, 2013.

"He was a loveable black lab and an ATF explosives detection K9," said Sgt. Salkeld. "He was a tremendous asset to our community and to my family. We will really miss him," he added.

"Winslow was in fact for many years the only ATF K9 in South Carolina. He also was the last ATF K9 in South Carolina and was one of only about 500 working ATF dogs in the world," said Sgt. Salkeld.

"He provided protective services for many important people who visited Charleston including presidents, vice-presidents, members of presidents' families, federal judges and of course so many of those overnight call outs for evidence recovery," said Sgt. Salkeld. "He was an amazing dog and most importantly he was a loveable goof ball."

Winslow would have turned 9 years old on March 16, 2014.

Information provided by the Charleston Police Department.