Retired police dog hailed as hero

  • Stockholm police paid tribute to a newly retired police dog named ‘Addie’
  • They said he’s a very independent dog who has done a lot of good for the society
  • Addie served as a narcotics dog, weapons search dog, and a patrol dog 

STOCKHOLM, Sweden – Stockholm police hailed a German Shepherd who served as a police dog for over a decade as a  hero.

Image from Stockholm Police Facebook page
Image from Stockholm Police Facebook page

On their official Facebook account, the Stockholm police paid tribute and shared photos of the newly retired police dog named ‘Addie’.

They wrote that few people have done more good for society than Addie has done and his never-ending work as a police dog has helped make the dark world a little brighter.

Image from Stockholm Police Facebook page
Image from Stockholm Police Facebook page

According to an article published by UPI, during Addie’s time as a police dog, he served as a narcotics dog, weapons search dog, and a patrol dog.

The Stockholm police described the nearly 12-year-old ‘Addie’ as a very independent dog, which earned him the nickname “Addie No”.

Addie’s handler Christer Torlen told The Local: “He got the nickname ‘Addie No’ because he does so much through his own initiative. He’s very independent and sometimes can be a bit angry.”

He recalled one incident when they were on a narcotics job and Addie jumped up onto this huge boulder then started gesturing into the air.

Torlen said he saw nothing there and tried to calm the dog who just wouldn’t stop jumping.

It turned out that the drugs were inside a nook in the roof of a woodshed.

“He had done exactly the right thing, he marked the spot and was right. He’s a really great dog,” Torlen said.

He added that although Addie has worked for a long time,  he has always been energetic.

“I think the majority of police dogs don’t work for more than six, yet he did a really great job the whole time,” he added.

Addie will continue to live with Torlen and his son Ullhedens Zingo has been approved to take his place on the police force.

 

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