Ranger, the retired narcotics canine with the Barrow County Sheriff’s Office who was found dead along Highway 221 on Saturday, will be laid to rest Tuesday afternoon.
Ranger, 11, a black Labrador Retriever, had retired last year and was staying with his handler, according to a sheriff’s office press release. The dog got out of the fenced-in yard on Feb. 28 and was found dead a day later, apparently struck by a vehicle.
According to the press release, Ranger will be buried at Oak Rest Pet Gardens, 2691 Harbins Road in Bethlehem.
Ranger had an illustrious career since he was put in service in 2004:
- Approximately $300,000 worth of drug seized funds
- 15.5 pounds of cocaine hydrochloride seized
- 3.5 pounds of methamphetamine seized
- Several vehicles seized
- Multiple other seizures of illegal narcotics and paraphernalia
The sheriff’s office statement, included:
"In addition to the call outs and training, Ranger also performed countless community events at the local schools and other events. Ranger was loved by all who came into contact with him and he loved being around people and children. Ranger will be missed by the Barrow County Sheriff’s Office and mostly by the handlers that were lucky enough to be able to have him as a partner."