TAMPA, Fla. — After serving the city of Tampa for seven and a half years, K-9 Indo passed away on Monday, police say.
Indo retired from the Tampa Police Department in December 2018 and protected the local area alongside his partner K-9 Officer Tim Bergman, the agency said in a Facebook post.
"K9 Indo spent his retirement with Officer Bergman and family enjoying many trips to Destin and Homosassa," TPD said on the post.
The 12-year-old German Shepherd began his career on Aug. 12, 2011, with Bergman and worked as a patrol and explosive detection dog for the police department.
In February 2017, a suspect threw a flaming liquid at Bergman and Indo. His handler used a first aid kit created specifically for police dogs to treat the animal.
"Thank you for your service K9 Indo, you will be missed!" TPD said in a post.