Drug-busting K9 retires from Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office

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After more than 8 years on the force, K9 cop Mike is retiring. (KTRK)

A police dog who took a big bite out of drug crime is enjoying his first day of retirement.

K-9 deputy Mike Malinois went to the park on his first day of retirement from the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office. The dog has spent more than eight years helping deputies stop drug trafficking, helping seize about 220 pounds of cocaine and more than 25,000 pounds of marijuana. The dog will live with his last partner who is glad to make him part of his family.

"Now I'm gonna do all the family stuff. I'm going to the beach. We're gonna chase balls in the park, you know, go swimming all that stuff," Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Matthew Hricko said.

The department is holding a celebration for Mike on Friday.

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