Final Goodbye to Retired K9 Hunter

Springfield, Mass. — It is with great sadness that we say our final goodbye to retired Springfield Police K9 Hunter.  Hunter was put to rest on Saturday.

K9 Officer Tommy Horne and K9 Hunter worked together for eight years before K9 Hunter retired in early 2021.

The 10 year old German Shephard was certified by the North American Police Work Dog Association and was named by elementary school students at the White Street School.

During his years of service, K9 Hunter has performed hundreds of K9 demonstrations as well as assisting local and state law enforcement officers in numerous arrests and apprehensions that included recovering evidence and firearms.

K9 Hunter remained with Officer Horne until he was put to rest.  We thank K9 Hunter for his dedicated service.