Buckeye Police Mourn the Passing of Retired K-9 Cido
It is with heavy hearts that Buckeye Police share with you the passing of one of our retired K-9s. Cido, a Belgian Malinois from the Czech Republic, passed away yesterday January 7, 2019, at the age of 12.
As working members of the Buckeye Police S.W.A.T. team, Cido and his partner Officer Dave Smith located thousands of pounds of illegal substances and narcotics.
In addition, they also located and secured millions of dollars in Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO) funds seized during narcotic investigations.
Cido trained as a dual-purpose K-9 who located and apprehended numerous suspects who were attempting to elude or evade the Buckeye Police Department and other law enforcement agencies.
Cido started his career with the Buckeye Police Department in December 2008. He and Officer Smith attended a 400 hour canine academy in January of 2009 and have been an integral part of the department ever since.
At the age of ten, Cido retired on July 1, 2017 and sent the rest of his days as a full-time member of Officer Smith’s family.
Watch a tribute to Cido's career.