Dog News, Obituaries

CCWF K‑9 Arlo remembered for life of service

K-9 Arlo sits beside the pool.
K-9 Arlo, after a life serving CDCR, was saluted one final time before being euthanized due to debilitating seizures.

CDCR salutes Arlo on last journey to veterinarian

Central California Women’s Facility (CCWF) hosted an honor walk ceremony for the last day of life K-9 Arlo at Hanford Veterinary Hospital. Arlo was humanely euthanized to prevent further suffering related to ongoing seizures. His handler, Officer C. Harrold, joined Arlo in the ceremony.

Groups in attendance to honor K-9 Arlo included:

  • Central Region K-9 Unit Teams
  • CCWF Investigative Services Unit
  • Central Valley Honor Guard
  • CCWF Administration
  • other law enforcement K-9 units from the community.

All in attendance began the procession at Freedom Park in Hanford and stayed to see Arlo exit his K-9 vehicle for the last time. Kings County Sheriff K-9 led the procession from the park to the Veterinary Hospital.

Central Valley Honor Guard performed Taps, the 21-gun salute, and presented the flag to Officer Harrold.

At the institution, CCWF Central Control conducted a last radio call for K-9 Arlo.

“Today we honor and remember a fallen hero. K-9 Arlo dedicated his life to serving and protecting our community. This brave companion stood by Officer C. Harrold’s side through thick and thin, never hesitating to put himself in harm’s way to keep us safe. Officer Harrold, please accept our deepest condolences and know that we all feel your loss. The memory of this brave companion will live on forever in our hearts, and we will never forget the sacrifices he made for us,” said CCWF acting Warden Anissa De La Cruz.

Story by Lt. Monique Williams, AA/PIO
Central California Women’s Facility

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