South Lake Tahoe Police K9 set to retire

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SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (KOLO) - The South Lake Tahoe Police Canine Association has announced that K9 Tara, whose handler is Sergeant Jason Cheney, will be retiring at the May 17th South Lake Tahoe Police Department Annual Awards Ceremony.

Tara turned 10 years old in March 2018.

According to a release, "K9 Tara has served the SLTPD and the community of South Lake Tahoe extremely well and has performed in countless demonstrations for our community’s schools and groups. K9 Tara has aided in the apprehension of numerous criminals and served as the 'tip of the spear' on more than one occasion, going in first to keep our officers safe. K9 Tara’s drug seizures are too numerous to count. She has gone her entire career without a single failed deployment and has won countless awards and represented this agency competing against the best K9 teams on the west coast."