BSO Holds Bloodhound Retirement Party for Longtime Canine Search Dog


BSO K-9 handler Kevin Bolling presents Suzie Q. with a cake to celebrate her retirement on June 1 at BSO’s Parkland district office.

By: Sharon Aron Baron

After nearly 11 years of service, one special officer received a retirement party at the Broward Sheriff’s Office Parkland district.

Suzie the bloodhound, who is one of the agency’s search dogs, received a special send-off with doggy cake and plenty of attention on Wednesday. Col. Alvin Pollock gave Suzie a mock sheriff’s badge while fellow bloodhounds Wyatt, Amber and Macie looked on.

Suzie was donated by the Jimmy Ryce Foundation which provides American Kennel Club bloodhounds free to law enforcement to find abducted and lost children.

She will spend her retirement on a three-acre property in South Florida with her long-time handler Kevin Bolling.


Suzie inspects her bone-shaped cake during her retirement party


Suzie’s dogged co-workers wait patiently for her to offer them some of her cake


K-9 Deputy Kevin Bolling and his seasoned tracker Suzie celebrate her service to BSO


Suzie is a princess for the day at her retirement party


Col. Alvin Pollock of the Broward Sheriff’s Office thanks Suzie and her handler, Kevin Bolling, for her years of service in tracking missing children and vulnerable adults on June 1 at BSO’s Parkland district office.

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