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BANGOR - The Bangor Police Department said goodbye to one of its furry comrades last month. Endumin, a Belgian Malinois and one of the first explosive detection canines to be assigned to the Bangor International Airport, has retired. He and his handler, Officer Dan Scripture, spent most of the past five years patrolling BIA or assisting the Bangor Bomb Squad.

"We thank Endumin for his years of service and wish him many years of happy retirement," said Anthony Caruso, BIA director. "Although it might only be five years, in dog years it's about 35, so thank you."

Besides his day to day duties, Endumin also served as the airport's K-9 ambassador by participating in countless airport tours and community outreach events. 

"Working with Endumin and the other dogs at the airport has been a great experience," said Lisa Eldridge, BIA marketing employee. "We have a lot of dog people that work here and I think it is great that we had the chance to recognize Endumin." 

Eldridge and numerous other airport employees showered Endumin with several gifts and treats at a recent retirement party held for him at the airport. There, he was awarded the K-9 Service Challenge Coin and Medal for his service. 

"He's a good boy. I'm going to take good care of him because he's taken good care of me,' said Officer Scripture.

Endumin will spend his retirement in the company of the Scripture family while his replacement, a yellow lab named Sonny, will soon fill his vacant position at BIA.  

Last modified on Friday, 13 December 2013 20:57

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