Vancouver police department says goodbye to a very good dog

K9 Enzo had been working the streets of Vancouver with his handler Brian Viles since October 2012

VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Police Department has said goodbye to a very good boy.

 

K9 Enzo was retired April 18 after more than five years of service with the Vancouver Police Department. Photo courtesy of the Vancouver Police Department
K9 Enzo was retired April 18 after more than five years of service with the Vancouver Police Department. Photo courtesy of the Vancouver Police Department

The department announced in a press release Monday that K9 Enzo has been retired from service after beginning work in this city in October 2012.

 

Since his paws first hit the streets, the canine and his handler Officer Brian Viles have compiled an impressive resume of arrests and successful searches.

According to the department, the duo were responsible for:

  • 662 total suspect deployments
  • 159 total drug searches
  • 35 total evidence searches
  • 149 total captures              
  • 76 SWAT deployments
  • 81 public demonstrations

“With the retirement of K9 Enzo, Officer Viles is also transitioning out of the K9 Unit,” according to the Vancouver Police Department. “He has been a member of the K9 Unit since 2007; Enzo was Officer Viles’ third K9. The Vancouver Police Department will be selecting K9 handlers and purchasing new K9’s to fill vacancies in the unit.”

According to the department, Enzo was originally purchased through a donation from the Westfield Shopping Center to the Vancouver Police K9 fund.

The K9 Fund accepts donations to purchase dogs and pay for equipment and other expenses of the unit.

Donations to the K9 Fund can be sent to the Vancouver Police Department K9 Fund, 605 E Evergreen Blvd., Vancouver.

“Enzo will continue living with the Viles family,” the department wrote in a press release. “We wish K9 Enzo many happy years of retirement!”

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