K-9 police dog ‘Ole Boy’ retires from Tipton County Sheriff’s Office

Aryzain the German Shepherd
Aryzain the German Shepherd(Shannon Beasley, Tipton County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Jan. 11, 2023 at 3:02 PM CST
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TIPTON CO., Tenn. (WMC) - After serving eight faithful years with the Tipton County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO), K-9 officer Aryzain, also known as “Ole Boy,” has hung up his “boots” and will enjoy his time in the comfort of his home, Sheriff Shannon Beasley announced Tuesday.

Aryzain the German Shepherd was born in 2012 in Czechoslovakia.

He was donated to TCSO in December of 2014 by Dr. Roger Ganier and his wife, where he was further trained as a dual-purpose K-9 in narcotics detection as well as apprehension.

During his eight-year career, Aryzain assisted in almost 450 drug arrests, including one large methamphetamine arrest where he located one pound of meth in a vehicle, Beasley said. This particular arrest led to the prosecution in an overdose death investigation.

Aryzain was also responsible for the seizure of several thousand dollars confiscated from drug dealers as well as several felony apprehensions of fleeing and violent individuals.

Beasley said that a few years ago, Aryzain was called to the Hatchie River bottoms to search for an elderly gentleman that had gotten lost during very frigid temperatures, and he was able to track the man and allow deputies to bring the man to safety.

Good work, Ole Boy!

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