Hollister police K-9 Officer “Freeze” put his paw to paper Monday for retirement.
Police Chief David Westrick oversaw a special ceremony before the Hollister council to honor the dog, who’s been with the department since 2015, before which he was a K-9 officer elsewhere.
At Monday’s meeting, the city presented a certificate to the canine, and police had the dog put its paw in ink for a “signature” of sorts.
As the dog stood in front of the audience, Westrick marveled at its calmness.
“Could your dog be this patient? No, your dog could not be this patient,” he remarked.
The K-9 will live out the rest of its life with Officer Melgoza, his handler.
The police department still maintains Officer Dallas as another canine and plans to replace Freeze as well.