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Farewell Caro

June 28, 2013

The Livermore Police Department is saddened to announce that we lost a beloved member of our team recently. K9 "Caro" went on to a better place where he is no longer in any pain. "Caro" served as a K9 for the department under his handler, Officer Rich Hill. Caro worked from January 2004 to January 2009. He had two bites, 1 on a suspect that attacked Officer Hill causing Caro to jump out of the car to protect him, and one on a PC 459 suspect found hiding in an elderly female’s garage under her car. Caro was credited with 28 arrests. He was a POST certified Patrol K9 and certified through CNCA as a Narcotics Detection K9. He won his first ever Western States Police Canine Association Narcotics Competition the same day he completed narcotics detection school. He won 14 trophies in WSPCA competitions. He took 5th place out of over 150 dogs in the WSPCA competition for the overall year of 2005 in Narcotics Detection. He also was awarded the O'Keefe Award for the best teamwork between handler and dog at the Lodi K9 competition in 2006. This was the most coveted award among all the competitors. Caro’s health was quickly failing and he was laid to rest peacefully to ease his suffering in his old age. He will be missed. We want to thank "Caro" for his many years of dedicated service to the men and women of the Livermore Police Department and the Livermore community.