On 12/8/14, Retired Police Canine Officer Brutus was laid to rest following health complications. K9 Brutus, a black Labrador Retriever joined the Monroe Police Department in 2003 and was assigned to partner Ryan Irving. Brutus was one of two narcotics detection dogs that came to the department that year, a first for the City. Brutus served as a vital member of the department with his service resulting in a multitude of narcotics finds and search warrants. He was often seen at Community events such as National Night Out and visits to schools.
K9 Brutus retired in May of 2010 remaining an important member of Sergeant Irving’s family. Although his working days were over, his love and devotion to his handler was still evident. Our department and community benefited greatly from their valuable teamwork and experience. K9 Brutus will always be remembered.
For additional information on this press release, contact Administrative Director Debbie Willis at (360) 863-4579.