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Montgomery Co. K9 officer passes away
MONTGOMERY COUNTY -- He was a member of the Montgomery County Sheriff's Department for almost a decade.
On Thursday, retired K-9 deputy Bear passed away.
Bear joined the sheriff's department in 2003. He spent his career alongside his partner Deputy Jason Nare until his retirement in 2012.
During his time with the sheriff's department, Deputy Nare and Bear tracked and found drugs, locating thousands of dollars worth of narcotics which resulted in dozens of arrests. They also did hundreds of local demonstrations, touching thousands of citizens within Montgomery County.
Later in Bears career Deputy Nare and K-9 Bear became certified by NAPWDA a National K-9 Organization for certifying K-9 teams.
Bear was 11-years-old.