4-05-05 – A veteran in the Durant PD’s K-9 patrol is hanging them up. Czar has been with the patrol since 2001 but is retiring due to old age and poor health. In 2003, Czar and Officer John Shaw were named K-9 team of the year after Czar uncovered more than 295 pounds of marijuana in a single seizure.
The Durant PD is taking donations to buy and train another K-9 cop.
Czar will now spend the rest of his life as a family pet.