It is with great sadness this morning that Sheriff James Woodruff announces that Sheriff K-9 Biko has passed away after a long battle with several medical illnesses.
K9 Biko was a Dutch Shepherd trained in narcotics detection, apprehension, and tracking. His handler, Lt. Nathan Taylor obtained him when he was approximately 2 years old in January of 2010 and he went in service after they completed a 13 week handler course. K9 Biko was responsible for the apprehension of numerous suspects, recovery of lost/missing persons, and the seizure of millions of dollars of illegal narcotics and drug proceeds.
Towards the end of his long career, he began suffering from multiple medical issues and the tough decision was made to retire Biko from active service on January 18th. This past Friday, February 8th, Biko passed away at the home of Lt. Taylor due to his medical conditions.
“We are certainly grateful for the over 8 years of service Biko gave to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office assisting in the fight against illegal drugs and the recovery of lost and missing persons, he will be missed by all” Sheriff James Woodruff