Finding Joy in retirement: former K-9 officer still wants to protect and serve

Submitted by wdc on Thu, 2017-05-04 07:41

<p>Meet Joy. She’s a Belgian Malinois who proudly served the University of North Texas Police Department as a K-9 officer for eight years. On May 4, 2016, Joy retired, but her partner Corporal Bredger Thomason did not, and, since they are still roommates, this created some tension. “I’d put on my uniform and she’d get really excited,” Thomason said. “She’d run around the house wanting to leave with me. In her mind, she was still on the force.”</p>