According to TPD, Evo joined the force back on Nov. 2011. Accompanied by his handler Officer Jeff Rumsely, the K9 logged 962 patrol deployments, 287 narcotics searches and assisted in 350 arrests throughout his tenure as a K9 officer.
K9 Evo is logging off! He had a great last shift and he’s ready to enjoy his retirement and just be a normal dog. We will have more about K9 Evo’s career and his retirement plans in the coming days. pic.twitter.com/gAT3ESwYWp— Tucson Police K9 (@tucsonpolicek9) September 13, 2019
“One of Evo’s last arrest came just a few weeks ago on the Southside. Ofc Rumsley and K9 Evo responded to the Barrio Vista neighborhood to assist Officers from Operations South who were looking for a prowler. A 911 caller reported seeing two males attempting to break into a house,” Tucson Police K9 said on a Facebook post. “When patrol arrived they snagged one of the males and the second ran away. Officers found a rifle and other items leading them to believe they interrupted a home invasion. K9 Evo quickly found the second male who was hiding under a car just a few feet away from a rifle. The suspect was arrested and the guns were recovered.”
K9 Evo is headed out for his last shift as a patrol dog! We will post updates throughout the night. We will have more on K9 Evo’s career and retirement plans tomorrow. #lastshift #retirement #K9Evo pic.twitter.com/0SSnN9CXNY— Tucson Police K9 (@tucsonpolicek9) September 13, 2019
According to TPD, Evo will spend his retirement as a “normal” dog, living with his handler Rumsley and their family.
K9 Evo is feeling the retirement love from Tucson! Thanks to the nice lady who hooked him up with a “puppicino” from Starbucks. ☕️ 👮 🐕 👩 @Starbucks #tucson #lastshift #retirement pic.twitter.com/eiqXkoJjwp— Tucson Police K9 (@tucsonpolicek9) September 13, 2019
🐾 Born To Love 💙 Trained to Serve 🐾 Loyal Always— Barrett’s Bark For The Blue (@BarkForTheBlue) September 13, 2019
Thank you for your many years of service to the City of Tucson! We hope you enjoy retirement after this last shift! @tucsonpolicek9 @cityoftucson @whatsuptucson pic.twitter.com/QTfr30WE5j