Edmonds police lose ‘special’ officer
The Edmonds Police Department is losing a valuable member of its department. Police K9 Dash is retiring as his handler, Cpl. Josh McClure is being promoted to sergeant effective July 1, 2013.
Dash was adopted in partnership with the Edmonds Police Foundation, from Washington German Shepherd Rescue in the summer of 2006.
Dash was assigned to Officer Josh McClure in September 2006 and after several months of training they obtained their certification to work as a police K9 unit.
Dash and Cpl. McClure recertified at Master level status the past three years.
Dash has served the citizens of Edmonds and its surrounding communities by locating numerous suspects and items of evidence over the years.
In 2007, Cpl. McClure was selected as the Edmonds Police Officer of the Year and Dash awarded the Medal of Valor for tackling a suspect who was shooting at Cpl. McClure.
Dash will retire from police work but will continue to live with Cpl. McClure and his family.
Cpl. McClure and the Edmonds Police Department would like to extend their appreciation to the citizens of Edmonds for the support that they both received during their tenure.