Sammy retires from distinguished career

Sammy retires from the Huber Heights Police Department. (WDTN Photo)

HUBER HEIGHTS, Ohio (WDTN) – Huber Heights police are losing a member of their force, but that’s a good thing.

Sammy the police dog is retiring. He’s been on the force since coming to the United States from Holland in 2003.

Sammy was trained as a narcotics dog. He helped on raids throughout the area.

His handler says the decision to retire is ultimately left up to the vet.

“I could tell in the last couple years, he was slowing down.  We transitioned him from a patrol dog to a narcotics dog.  It’s much easier on him,” said Aaron Harlow, Sammy’s handler.

Sammy will now stay with Harlow after his 11 years of service to the community.

By the looks of the photo, Sammy is already ‘livin’ large’. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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