This week a police dog named Ray retired after seven years of service, but not before helping make one last big arrest. The Butte County Sheriff’s Office K9 helped capture a man that was on the sheriff office’s “most wanted” list.
A California Highway Patrol officer pulled a car over Thursday because the driver was using a cellphone while driving. Once pulled over the passenger of the car got out and fled the scene. The passenger turned out to be 23-year-old Chase Forcier who was wanted by police for escaping from jail with a felony offense.
The officer called for backup which included K9 Ray who was able to signal that someone had recently entered a travel-trailer behind a business. Officers yelled to Forcier to come out of the trailer or they would send Ray in after him. Forcier exited the trailer and brought into custody.
“Ray was instrumental into apprehending the suspect,” said Chico police Lt. Linda Dye.
It was a big moment for Ray who retired the following day. Ray had served on the police force for seven years and now will enjoy retired life living with his handler.