K9 with Walla Walla County Sheriff’s Office retires

By on Thursday, February 8th, 2024 in Columbia Basin News More Top Stories

WALLA WALLA – A K9 officer who served with the Walla Walla County Sheriff’s Office for almost seven years has begun his retirement.

Murphy officially celebrated his last day of work on December 31, 2023. He will live out his retirement with his handler, Deputy Ashley Daschofsky, where he will get to relax and enjoy all the things civilian dogs get to enjoy.

Daschofsky said Murphy was the runt of his litter. In fact, Murphy’s breeder in Germany gave him away for free to a friend of theirs. Those people then trained Murphy and eventually sold him to the vendor he was purchased from.

“He went from being the runt that got given away for free to being a police dog that everybody knows,” Daschofsky said.

While Murphy’s retirement leaves the Walla Walla County Sheriff’s Office without a K9, Chief Deputy Richard Schram said the Walla Walla Police Department’s K9 Raven has been assisting deputies.

WWCSO is currently in the works of picking out its next K9 and will officially release more details later this year.

Photo via Walla Walla County Sheriff’s Office