K-9 Cairo Retires From Escambia County Sheriff’s Office

April 16, 2021

Escambia County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Cairo retired Thursday after six years on the job.

“This is a ruff letter to write, but I must inform you of my decision to retire,” Cairo “wrote” in his retirement letter to Sheriff Chip Simmons. “Every dog has its day, and today is mine.” You can read the full retirement letter in the photos below.

Cairo’s day started at his daily muster where he was showered with retirement gifts. His day ended with a special pet-friendly treat from Simmons.

Courtesy photos for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.


18 Responses to “K-9 Cairo Retires From Escambia County Sheriff’s Office”

  1. Rex Coltrane on April 16th, 2021 7:57 pm

    Thank you Cairo for your service. Enjoy your retirement. The Rosco Pack will be thinking of you often. You made all us German Shepherds PROUD.


  2. Bag on April 16th, 2021 1:39 pm

    Thank you Mr Cairo and your handler for a job well done. There’s not a better friend in the world than a great dog. Congrats on a well deserved retirement.

  3. Shay on April 16th, 2021 12:55 pm

    This made my day!! I’m so glad to know he will be treated with love and respect and able to stay with his family rather than what happens to some other K-9 dogs when they are no longer “useful”. This is so AWESOME <3

  4. Jake on April 16th, 2021 11:21 am

    Happy Retirement K-9 Cairo

  5. William Lingo on April 16th, 2021 11:13 am

    Why after only 6 yrs? he doesn’t look like he is much older than 6 and could still perform other duties, he is going to be so sad not going to work anymore, these animals love their job, true public servants. Thank you Cairo for a job well done., I hope your handler gets to keep you and provides you with all the love you can stand.

  6. dog mom on April 16th, 2021 10:51 am

    Congratulations Officer Cairo, well deserved retirement. Thank you for your service. Enjoy the peace and relaxation.

  7. Beegee on April 16th, 2021 10:05 am

    Cairo,I loved the letter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:-D

  8. Beegee on April 16th, 2021 10:04 am

    Job well done,K-9 Cairo!!!!! I am retired,also and it is wonderful!!! You will miss it,but you have been rewarded by rest!! Thank you,officer/partner and handler for giving your ALL to protect the citizens of this county…..Cairo will rest,and you will continue to serve and protect and for that I am grateful for your surrender…….

  9. molino resident on April 16th, 2021 9:37 am

    Enjoy retirement!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    You earned it.

  10. Citizen on April 16th, 2021 9:13 am

    Thank you for your service, K-9 Cairo!

    Escambia County is a better place because of you.

    Enjoy your retirement, handsome boy!!

  11. judy on April 16th, 2021 8:14 am

    Great retirement letter, Cairo! Enjoy your retirement and thank you for the years of service.

  12. Rug Rat on April 16th, 2021 8:13 am

    Great photo of Cairo licking his choppers. I hope it was just after his treat!

  13. Brandy on April 16th, 2021 8:09 am

    Such a handsome boy! Thank you for your service!

  14. EMD on April 16th, 2021 8:04 am

    That is a beautiful animal. Thank you, beautiful, and your “dad.”

  15. D on April 16th, 2021 8:01 am

    He is absolutely BEAUTIFUL boy!!! CONGRATULATIONS Cairo! Wonderful job!!!

  16. SueB on April 16th, 2021 7:52 am

    Beautiful retirement letter. KUDOS to Officer Corry & Cairo.

  17. mike on April 16th, 2021 6:29 am

    Great job Officer! Enjoy your retirement.

  18. JTV on April 16th, 2021 4:16 am

    K-9 Cairo, thank you for your loyal service. Enjoy the rest of your days patrolling your yard, keeping it safe and free of pesky squirrels. K-9s are such an amazing part of our law enforcement and are the best blood pressure medicine in the world.

    Thank You K-9 Cairo and your partner handler

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