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VIDEO: Police K-9 gets ice cream sandwich, heartwarming sendoff as he retires

Posted at 2:21 PM, Feb 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-10 14:32:54-05

A beloved K-9 at an Arizona police department retired this month, receiving a sweet treat and plenty of TLC on his last day.

Bruno is a Belgian Malinois who is certified in patrol tactics and narcotics detection.

His career with the Oro Valley Police Department spanned seven years, which is half a lifetime for his breed.

The police department posted video of Bruno's last day on the job.

His reward? An ice-cream sandwich and some belly rubs.

The K-9's accomplishments include sniffing out nearly a $1 million worth of drugs and keeping his handler safe.

Bruno also got a "last call" from the dispatcher, who said over the police radio, "thank you for all your hard work and for making sure your handler got home safe every night. You can now chase rabbits instead of bad guys."

The video of the sweet sendoff has gone viral, receiving more than 4,600 shares since it was posted on Feb. 1.