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.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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