K-9 officer named Faust was honored with a final radio call after 8 years of police service

A German Shepherd named Faust was a beloved K-9 officer that served as an Explosives Detection and Patrol dog on the BNSF Railway Police Force in Texas.

For a period of eight years, this courageous canine officer consistently demonstrated exceptional proficiency in serving and safeguarding the community, accompanied by his handler, Senior Special Agent Bryan Schaffer.

Honoring his invaluable contributions to the community as well as the whole country, Faust received an emotional send-off into retirement.

Prepare to be moved by the story of bravery, loyalty, and the lasting impact of one exceptional K-9 officer.

An Emotional Farewell

Riding one last time in his patrol vehicle with his beloved handler, K-9 Faust had no idea that he was about to receive his final radio call and emotional tribute for his remarkable journey and dedication.

March 3, 2017 was K-9 Faust’s last day of work on the Fort Worth police force. Faust was given the last radio call in his career, as it is the tradition for all officers who retire.

The video posted on BNSF Railway’s YouTube channel shows Faust and his handler, Bryan Schaffer, seated in the squad car while the dispatcher utters the final radio call.

“K-9 partner Faust just completed his last shift after serving as an Explosions detection and police service canine for eight years and one day, and he is now officially retired. Faust, thank you for your service to the BNSF Railway, the communities you’ve served, and most importantly, for serving and protecting your handler. Now, we wish you a well, healthy, and happy retirement. Radio clear.”

K-9 Faust can be heard whimpering by the end of the call, and his handler of eight years was completely overwhelmed with emotion. With a sad look on his face, officer Shaffer gave Faust a kiss.

The clip was originally posted on YouTube on March 6, 2017, and since then, it has been viewed more than 720,000 times.

You can take a look at Faust’s emotional send-off into retirement here:

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