Madison K-9 Timber Retires From The Force

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After five years on the beat, K-9 officer Timber is retiring due to health concerns, and now  will spend retirement with a family he knows well.

“K9 Timber will continue to live with his long-time handler and his family in Madison, but we hate to see him leave our department,” Madison Police Department Captain Jim Cooke told WHNT News 19 Monday.

Officer Josh Gentry and K-9 Timber began working together back in 2008. Since that time the pair has made several large drug busts and assisted track wanted individuals.

The Madison City Council voted unanimously to sell Timber to officer Gentry for one dollar.

“We will be working to find a replacement and the good news is it looks like the new K-9 won’t cost taxpayers a cent because we will be using drug seizure money,” Cooke added.