After nine years of service, Rollo finally gets to hang the ol’ leash up. Rollo and his handler, Linda Matthew, both retired on the same day. So, they both went out in style: with a traditional retirement party.
Rollo had the chance to interact with people and children of the community for the last time as a service dog, and he loved every minute of it.
Rollo and officer Matthew both retired and made history: Rollo was the first Dutch Sheppard to serve in the K9 unit and Matthew was the first female handler in the units history.
Both will be sorely missed by the entire police department and the surrounding community.
Rollo The Police Dog Got His Own Retirement Party
After 9 years (64 dog years) of faithful police service Rollo was finally ready to hang up his leash. So the Sacramento Police Department did what they’d do for any officer – they threw a retirement party.
Rollo and his handler, Linda Matthew, both retired on the same day after a decorated career. In fact both of them also made history. Matthew as Sacramento’s first female handler, and Rollo as the first Dutch Shepherd to serve. He was also the first ever rescue dog to pass training.
They had a lavish send off with people from all around the community attending.
“During their time together Officer Matthew and Rollo patrolled the streets of Sacramento with toughness and grit,” wrote the department. “There was hardly a felony in progress that was ever broadcast that did not have a K91 en route immediately following it.”