We are saddened to announce that we have lost one of our warriors today. K9 Riggs with Tustin PD, thank you for your service, you're a GOOD BOY and you will be missed.
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It has been a very sad time for TPD’s K-9 Program. 7-year-old police service dog Riggs was put down this last week to save him suffering from the ravages of a terminal illness. Three weeks ago a lump was detected on his neck by his handler, Officer Eric Kent. A biopsy was performed and the results came back a week later as bone cancer which is essentially a terminal illness in dogs that cannot be treated.
Riggs came to us from The Netherlands by way of Adlerhorst International four years ago when Eric selected him from numerous other dogs during a “show day." Eric and Riggs formed an almost instant bond with Eric being an experienced handler and Riggs being a big 3 ½ year old Dutch Shepherd with an equally big attitude.
They lived together, trained together and fought together and through it all, developed a bond that only they could understand. Over that time, they took guns off the street, dope away from drug dealers, frightened some of the most hardened criminals into surrendering at the mere sight of them, handled hundreds of alarm calls to keep other officers free to handle higher priority calls and proactivity and performed dozens of PR events.
Riggs will be sorely missed but never forgotten. ⚫🔵⚫
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