Police dog Hamu retires after 7 years with Douglas County Sheriff’s Office

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He will stay with his handler

After seven years of service, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Hamu has officially retired.

Hamu, a Belgian Malinois, began working with the department in July, 2011.

He has been with his handler, Deputy Mike Baker from the start.

Baker was able to purchase his partner for $1, so Hamu will continue to live in his home during his retirement.

Hamu is trained in both tracking of suspects and drug sniffing. In 2015, he was one of 350 police dogs nationwide to receive a ballistic vest through a GROUPON fund-raising event.