Retirement ceremonies are never easy for the co-workers of the person being retired. They remind us of the times passed together in the job as well as make us realize that we will not be together anymore. This situation happened also to Senior Special Agent Bryan Schaffer at the BNSF Railway Police Department in Texas and his Officer Dog Faust.
The brave Officer Dog was certified in explosive Detection and had worked in the field with his job partner Schaffner for 9 years. He has done everything in his power to always look out for his partner to keep him safe on the job. And he has definitely succeeded. The two have created an incredible bond.
However, the time for Faust has passed and he is retiring from the job. To honor him for his job, the department had a one final radio call. Knowing that this was his last call, when officer Schauffer pets him and gives him a kiss on the head as the women informs that this was Faust’s last call, the dog leans in and lets out a few whines.
On the call, the woman wishes Faust a happy and healthy retirement. He will luckily join his partners family and will live their permanently. This makes the situation easier for the two, they will still see each other every day but not on the job. They can play together in the yard, with toys and just relax without having to be worried about keep themselves alive.
In his dedication to the last day at work with Faust, Schaffer wrote:
“Faust, thank you for all the good you have done for the BNSF and other agencies – but mostly I thank you for getting us both home safe after every shift.”