HOLBROOK — Chief William J. Smith announces that retired K-9 Bo will be honored by the Holbrook Police Department with a “final walk” before being put to rest at the Holbrook Animal Hospital tomorrow following a brief battle with cancer.
Wednesday, July 15 at 12 p.m.
Holbrook Animal Hospital, 390 Plymouth St.
Members of the Holbrook Police Department will be at the Holbrook Animal Hospital to line up and salute Bo in recognition of his service to the department as he takes his final walk.
Bo retired from duty in August 2019 following over six years of service with the Holbrook Police Department. Bo was partnered with Officer Joshua Knowlton and has been living with Officer Knowlton and his family since his retirement.
Bo was recently diagnosed with cancer at the age of nine.
Officer Knowlton and Bo were Holbrook’s first K-9 team. Bo is a German Shepherd who came to Holbrook Police from the Netherlands. He graduated from a 16-week training course and began his duty in April 2013.
Bo was a certified patrol dog. He was trained in human search and tracking, evidence searching, criminal apprehension and crowd control. In his time with the department, Bo assisted officers in arresting a suspect wanted for robbery and assault of a police officer. Bo also responded to many calls to assist neighboring police departments in need of a K-9. Notably, he helped Abington Police locate a suicidal female who was hiding near an apartment complex.
“Bo was an asset to this department and made numerous valuable contributions to investigations in his six years as a Holbrook Police K-9,” Chief Smith. “We are pleased that we will be able to honor him in this way tomorrow, and we send our condolences to Officer Knowlton and his family.”