PINELLAS COUNTY: Former Drug-Sniffing Dog Dies After A Distinguished Career

After more than a decade-long career with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office’s Narcotics Division, Lion, the yellow Labrador Retriever that sniffed out nearly three (3) tons of drugs and $300,000 in cash, has died. For more information, check out the full story in Friday’s St. Pete Times.

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Detective Pat Shea, who was Lion’s K9 handler, took Lion into his home in December 2000. Over the next decade, Lion participated in countless Drug Offenses & Drug Trafficking cases.

An hour after Lion’s death, Pet Angel in Pinellas Park came to the veterinary clinic, placed Lion in a casket, and draped it with an American flag. “To honor his law enforcement service,” Shea said.

Last call for Lion!! 10-98

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