TOMS RIVER, NJ – He was just 7-years-old, but worked 5 years of his dog life with the Ocean County Sheriff’s department on bomb sweeps during threats, now he has passed, according the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department.
“It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that the Ocean County Sheriff’s Office announces the sudden passing of K9 Bear,” the department said today.
K9 Bear was a 7-year-old German Shepherd, handled by Sheriff’s Officer Christine Casullo. Bear served the citizens of Ocean County fearlessly and with a tremendous amount of loyalty.
“Over his 5 years with the department, Bear was responsible for numerous explosive sweeps in County as well as assisting various State & Federal Task Forces. Bear participated in many public demonstrations and along with his handler, were a welcome addition to countless community events,” the department said.