Santa Monica Police Dog Retires After 7 Years Of Service

SANTA MONICA (CBS) — A beloved Santa Monica police dog is hanging up his collar after 7 years on the force.

Starting in February, Anton, a Belgian Malinois who officers credit with multiple felony arrests, will spend his canine golden years with the family of Sgt. Douglas Kohno of the Santa Monica Police Department.

Kohno has forged a tight bond with Anton in his time with the department and, pursuant to SMPD policy, will take over ownership of the canine for the nominal sum of $1

While he admitted Anton may have been able to continue serving in the department, Kohno fondly recalled one situation where the canine unit led a search for a pair of Inglewood teens who were suspected of attempted murder — one of whom Anton eventually sniffed out hiding behind a fountain.

Kohno told The Santa Monica Patch that he also credits Anton with saving his daughter from falling down a flight of stairs in his home after he mistakenly left a baby gate unsecured.

  • Matt

    I saw this comment on the original story on Santa Monica Patch:

    You should accredit your photo sources.

    • matt

      *This PHOTO*

  • lee

    The FBI and DEA fabricate evidence, steal from suspects and use murder to close bad cases.
    A corrupt DEA poisoned my dog to death because I called the San Francisco Attorney General’s office to complain that the FBI and DEA where fabricating evidence and stealing from me.

    • Robert Campbell

      and i swear there are bugs in my walls listening to everything I say, deciphering every key press on my laptop…….oh nooooo!!!

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