Shore police agencies honor K-9 Carl’s retirement
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.