After 6 Years LCSO K9 Hank Retires


K9 Hank retires after 6 years of helping the LCSO apprehend suspects and remove deadly drugs off the streets.

The Sheirff’s office says K9 Hank began his career with the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office in November 2017, where he was assigned to his handler, Deputy Meier. In February 2018, Deputy Meier and K9 Hank completed their Basic K9 training and hit the road. Over the past six years, K9 Hank has helped deputies locate and safely apprehend numerous suspects and wanted individuals. He has also found and removed large quantities of narcotics and controlled substances, making the streets of Lassen safer.

Hank retired at the age of 9 due to a progressive medical condition he developed throughout his career. K9 Hank will spend his retirement with Deputy Meier and his family.