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HCSO Deputy Charley Perdomo and K9 Deuce:
HCSO K9 Retirement:
This evening at 6 p.m. deputies will bid farewell to an HCSO veteran who's retiring at the end of his shift at the Sheriff's Aviation hanger 5808 Wilkens Road in Tampa.
K9 Deuce, a 10-year-old German Shepherd has been a dedicated public servant for Hillsborough County for the past 8 years, while teamed with Deputy Charley Perdomo.
K9 Deuce was certified eight years ago as a police K9 dog through the North American Police K9 Association and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. During his distinguished career, K9 Deuce is responsible for nearly 250 criminal apprehensions, helped fine lost children and detect numerous amount of illegal narcotics.
During this evening's celebration, you can meet K9 Deuce's replacement, K9 Smoke who is a 1-1/2-year-old "rookie" German Shepherd. Deputy Perdomo will begin training K9 Smoke this Monday, March 23.
K9 Deuce will live out the rest of his life pampered at home with Deputy Perdomo.