After nearly 10 years on the force, Lubbock County's second bomb-sniffing dog has retired. Mickey came to Lubbock with Sergeant Chris Eppler after they both graduated in 2003.
In his time on the force, the 11-year-old dog has been on details across the country. Eppler says they've worked security for three Super Bowls, and they've also worked several All-Star games, World Series and almost every home football game for Texas Tech.
Eppler says they have grown very close over the years.
"He still sleeps in bed with me," said Eppler. "He goes in there and waits by the shower while I'm taking a shower, waits by the door if I go to the store. Just like one of my kids."
Mickey will now stay at home with Sergeant Eppler.
He added they are training a replacement dog to work with him. Fortunately, Eppler says, both dogs get along well.
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