Even after Sultan retired in 2012 to live with fellow officer Shane Stephenson and his family, his companions on the force never forgot about him - and that was especially true during his final days.
Sadly, after two-and-a-half healthy years of retirement, the 13-year-old German shepherd's health quickly began to deteriorate in early February. When Sultan stopped eating normally and was no longer able to move around on his own, Stephenson made the heartrending decision to have his beloved pet euthanized, the Press-Herald reports.
"It's been a struggle just to get him up on his feet," Stephenson told the newspaper. "There are some days when we've had to hold his head up so he can eat and drink."
Yarmouth Police Department