Champion of Franklin police K9 Unit passes
Sting, the longtime canine member of the Franklin police’s K-9 squad passed away this week, according to Sgt. Charles Warner.
The specially-trained German shepherd was born Nov. 15, 2001. Three years later, Sting completed his police training and served the Franklin Police Department until his January, 2012 retirement.
After eight years of faithful service, Sting’s retirement consisted of continued life with Sgt. Aaron Compton and his family, who cared for Sting as their family pet until his death on Nov. 29.
In addition to taking a wide variety of drugs off of Franklin streets daily, Sting’s noteworthy accomplishments include the seizure of an 18-kilo shipment of cocaine, the seizure of a semi-truck and trailer and the seizure of more than 300 vials of steroids and 10,000 steroid pills.
Sting was the United States Police Canine Association Regional Champion in 2006 and 2009. He placed seventeenth nationally in 2006 and tenth in 2009. Sting was the National Champion in Agility in 2006.
“He was a great partner, friend, and member of my family,” said Sgt. Aaron Compton. “He loved serving this community, and he is dearly missed.”
Posted on: 12/5/2013