Diesel (on the right) got a farewell kiss from his replacement, Sara, at his retirement ceremony last month at the Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ). Diesel was a TSA explosives detection canine for 7-years! So what happens to retired canines? Do they buy a Winnebago and travel around the country? Well, in Diesel’s case, he was adopted by his handler, so he get to keep on living in the same home with the family he loves. Thanks for your service, Diesel!
TSA trains, and deploys both TSA-led and state and local law enforcement-led canine teams to secure our Nation’s transportation systems through effective explosives detection, visible deterrence, and timely, mobile response to support rail stations, airports, passenger terminals, seaports, surface carriers, and other facilities.