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Sheriff's Office retires longest serving K-9

GREENVILLE, S.C. — The Greenville County Sheriff's Office longest serving K-9, Kroc, is officially retired.

Born in February of 2005, Kroc began his service with the Sheriff’s Office in June of 2006. He surpassed recently retired K9 Nero as the longest serving K-9 in the history of the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office with 129 months of service.

Kroc was critically stabbed in 2008 during a violent encounter with an armed subject. He made a speedy recovery and was awarded the medal of valor from the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office as well as a valor award from the North American Police Work Dog Association.  

During his career, Kroc was utilized 1844 times, resulting in 220 apprehensions, 415 arrests, and the service of 721 warrants. According to Sheriff's Office officials, he was responsible for the seizure of 17 firearms and over $88,000.00, and he located over 129 pounds of marijuana, over a half pound of methamphetamine, nearly 6 ounces of cocaine, and over 4 ounces of crack cocaine. 

"We are extremely proud of Kroc’s accomplishments during his career and he will be greatly missed by our agency," Sheriff's Office representatives said.