K-9 deputy "Endy" retires from service

One of the ArkLaTex's favorite deputies is retiring, and people all across Northeast Texas wish him well.

Deputy Endy, from Smith County and the Tyler metropolitan area, has been honorably retired from service, and no one is happy about it.

"It is with mixed emotions that the Smith County Sheriff’s Office announces the retirement of Deputy Endy," the Smith County Sheriff's Office said. "Effective immediately, Smith County K-9 Endy has been retired from service."

Deputy Corey Cameron, Endy’s partner, made this difficult decision due to K-9 Endy having some medical issues as well as him being eight years old. 

Deputy Endy is a Belgian Malinois and has been Deputy Cameron’s partner since November of 2013.

While Deputy Endy still possesses the heart, drive, and determination to do the job, his physical ability has diminished to the point he is unable to do so. 

Deputy Endy has earned his retirement and has proven his worth many times over.  He is now able to enjoy the rest of his days in comfort while remaining at home to be loved and cherished by Deputy Cameron and his family.   

According to Lt. Jeff Hobson, “Endy has been a cornerstone of our [K-9] Unit for many years, and his service will be greatly missed.”
 
Deputy Cameron will continue to serve in the K-9 Unit as a handler while we begin the process of selecting a new K-9 partner for him.