Shore po­lice agen­cies honor K-9 Carl’s re­tire­ment

Dorchester Star - - Front Page - By VICTORIA WINGATE vwingate@ches­

CAM­BRIDGE — Cam­bridge po­lice and the com­mu­nity hon­ored K-9 Carl Mon­day, April 4, with a pro­ces­sion through the city to honor his ser­vice to the po­lice de­part­ment and the com­mu­nity.

Cam­bridge po­lice said due to health is­sues that greatly im­pacted his qual­ity of life, K-9 Carl, a seven Carl was a seven-year-old Ger­man Shep­herd, re­tired the week of March 21.

The pro­ces­sion held April 4 trav­elled from Gov­er­nors Hall at Sail­winds Park to the Chop­tank An­i­mal Hos­pi­tal where he was re­lieved of his du­ties and eu­th­a­nized due to health is­sues im­pact­ing his qual­ity of life.

De­part­ments from all over the East­ern Shore at­tended K-9 Carl’s me­mo­rial in­clud­ing Worces­ter County Sher­iff’s Of­fice, Caro­line County Sher­iff’s Of­fice, Wi­comico County Sher­iff’s De­part­ment, Tal­bot County Sher­iff’s Of­fice, St. Michael’s po­lice, Den­ton po­lice, Eas­ton po­lice, Ridgely po­lice, Cen­tre­ville po­lice and Mary­land State Po­lice.

K-9 Carl served with CPD since 2011 and has been part­ners with Pfc. Chad Mothersell since 2012. Dur­ing Pfc. Mothersell and K9 Carl’s ten­ure to­gether as a team they had a to­tal of 311 K9 uses, ac­cred­ited with 68 K-9 ar­rests and the seizure of $65,377.

“The joy I get out of him is him get­ting ar­rests for other of­fi­cers, not only in­clud­ing Cam­bridge, but also for Mary­land State Po­lice, the Dorch­ester County Sher­iff’s Of­fice, and other agen­cies through­out the area. When they called, we came,” Mothersell said.


Cam­bridge po­lice Pfc. Chad Mothersell, left, shares a moment with K-9 Carl as East­ern Shore law en­force­ment agen­cies honor K-9 Carl’s re­tire­ment.

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