Solano County

Solano sheriff’s K-9 retires

By From page A3 | March 29, 2014

Correctional Officer Brandi Aguilar stands with with DUI, a black Labrador K-9 unit that is retiring from the Solano County Sheriff's Office. (Courtesy photo)

Correctional Officer Brandi Aguilar stands with with DUI, a black Labrador K-9 unit that is retiring from the Solano County Sheriff's Office. (Courtesy photo)

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.

Reach Glen Faison at 427-6925 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/GlenFaison.

Glen Faison

Glen Faison

Glen Faison joined the Daily Republic as managing editor in September 2009. He previously worked as a reporter and editor for daily and weekly newspapers in the San Joaquin Valley for 20-plus years. His experience includes time as editor of the Golden Eagle, a military paper serving the Lemoore Naval Air Station. He graduated from Fresno State University with a bachelor's degree in journalism and bleeds Bulldogs red. He is an avid fan of the NFL's Washington team, and attended the 1988 NFC Championship Game against the Minnesota Vikings at RFK Stadium. He's a member of the Fairfield-Suisun Twilight Rotary Club and a board member for the Solano County Library Foundation. He married his wife, Jill, in 2005, and has three children: Courtni, Tyler and Hayli.

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  • The MisterMarch 29, 2014 - 7:35 am

    Even the dog is smart enough to flee the corruption at the SO!

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  • Another early retirementMarch 29, 2014 - 4:08 pm

    Thsi officer retires after only 6 years..he'll probably get a 2nd retirement working as a State Fair K9 officer..This is why our State is going broke!

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  • streetMarch 29, 2014 - 7:18 pm

    Uh, the dog retired. The female handler was promoted to deputy. Sheesh!

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