FAIRFIELD — A dog with the Solano County Sheriff’s Office retired Friday after a career working in the county jail as a narcotics detection K-9 unit.
The dog, DUI — which is pronounced “duey” – is a 6-year-old black Labrador and was assigned to Correctional Officer Brandi Aguilar.
DUI was rescued from the Shasta County Animal Shelter five years ago and came to Solano County after catching the attention of shelter staff, who thought the dog had “great potential,” according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Aguilar was selected for promotion to deputy sheriff by Sheriff Tom Ferrara after an internal recruitment within the department. After a required Police Academy program, Aguilar will become the newest deputy in Solano County.
DUI will continue to serve when needed until his replacement is trained and paired with a new K-9 officer.
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