Tri-C K9 Officer Argus Retires
October 24, 2014
Cuyahoga Community College’s top dog has retired, as K9 officer Argus turned in his badge after more than seven years with Campus Police and Security Services.
A retirement ceremony to honor Argus will be held from 10 a.m. until noon Thursday, Sept. 25, at the Jerry Sue Thornton Center, 2500 E. 22nd St. in Cleveland. He will be recognized for his stellar work as a law enforcement officer and goodwill ambassador.
Argus spent most shifts at Metropolitan Campus in Cleveland riding along with his partner, Patrolwoman Anne Berry. He made occasional appearances at other College campuses when duty called.
The 97-pound German shepherd was trained to sniff out explosives, track suspects and chase down anyone foolish enough to flee the law. He also excelled in the delivery of wet kisses throughout the campus community.
Argus was donated to the police department in 2007 from dog breeder and trainer Tom Schmidt, founder of Buckeye Area Regional K-9.