By: KDKA-TV News Staff

ROBINSON TOWNSHIP (KDKA) – Tuesday was a special day for a member of the Robinson Township Police Department.

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The department celebrated the final shift for its K-9, Sarik, who is now as of Wednesday, retired.

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He was the first K-9 in the department’s history when they first began the program in 2013.

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His handler thanked Sarik on Facebook for being his partner for the last eight years.