After Working Side By Side For Eight Years, Officer Gives His Retiring K-9 Partner A Beautiful Send-Off

This K-9 helped and protected his partner for years, so when the time came for the dog to retire, his partner gave him a memorable send-off.


Dogs that are part of the law enforcement play valuable role in keeping the communities safe and free of drugs. Throughout the years, many of them have been part of police searches and helped solve serious crimes.

Faust the German Shepherd is one of those dogs. During the eight years of service with the BNSF Police Department in Texas, he showed extraordinary commitment and dedication and along with his partner, Senior Special Agent Bryan Schaffer, they won numerous awards among which that for the second place in obedience at the National Railway Police K9 Trials

These two partners have been through so much together and knowing that brave Faust was by his side, officer Schaffer never worried for the safety of his life. One time, the department got a call about a bomb at Walmart and Faust and Schaffer were the first to arrive at the scene. They entered the store and made sure it was safe for the customers and the employees.

But now, after eight years of service, Faust was about to retire.

Officer Schaffer was determined to give Faust the send-off he deserved, so he did something truly amazing.

On the day of Faust’s retirement, the dog entered Schaffer’s car like he would always do and was ready for a new adventure.

But that day was unlike the rest of his days. That day, his service had come to an end.

In the next moment, a lovely message was spread through the radio.

“Faust has just completed his last shift as an explosive detection and police service K-9 after eight years and one day, and he is now officially retired. Faust, thank you for your service,” the radio dispatcher said.

Officer Schaffer knew he would miss his companion so very much, and he was thankful for all the years that the two spend together, so he took to Facebook to show his gratitude to Faust.

“Faust, thank you for all the good you have done for the BNSF and other agencies – but mostly I thank you for getting us both home safe after every shift.”

Officer Schaffer was sad to depart from his loyal friend at the job, but he was at ease knowing that the dog would greet him every time he gets home. Yes, you are guessing right. Schaffer adopted Faust and now they can spend every single day around each other’s side. But, this time, the two will only have fun.

Schaffer and Faust love going hiking and playing in the local park.

Thank you for your service Officer Faust!

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