Clarksville, TN – Officers surrounded Police Service Dog Solo today, as he peacefully passed on after faithfully serving the City of Clarksville and the Clarksville Police Department since 2011.
Solo was a 10 year old German Shepherd that was dual trained for patrol activities and narcotics detection.He was partnered with Sergeant Joey Scruggs, patrolling on a daily basis and deployed to well over 400 calls for service to locate narcotics, search buildings, track down bad guys, and perform public demonstrations to highlight the capabilities of K9s and their intrinsic value to a law enforcement agency.
Sergeant Joey Scruggs was the only partner Solo had since joining the department in 2011. Solo worked tirelessly in service to the community and was retired in May 2019, after experiencing debilitating medical problems.
Solo remained with Sergeant Scruggs and his family until his passing today.