EL SEGUNDO (CBSLA.com) — The El Segundo Police Department has announced that Arthur, a popular drug-busting K-9 officer, is retiring from street patrol.
Arthur joined the department in 2007 and patrolled with his partner Chris Cameron.
The department says Arthur enjoyed meeting and making friends with local school children.
In addition to his community service work, the department says Arthur was adept at making felony apprehensions and busts — especially where illegal narcotics were concerned.
Arthur made several major drug busts. According to El Segundo police, his largest seizures were 500 pounds of marijuana, 32 kilograms of cocaine and $4.5 million.
He is also credited with 20 apprehensions including one night when he helped capture two attempted murder suspects hiding under a house in Inglewood. Thirty minutes later he uncovered a carjacking suspect hiding under a tarp.
The department says although Arthur will be retiring from active street duty, he will continue to assist narcotics teams throughout Southern California.