K9 Officer Boomer spent 56 dog years working at the National Park Service. Now that he has retired, the black lab is set to enjoy his waking hours asking for belly rubs from his family.
Officer Boomer: Oklahoma’s devoted guard dog
K9 Officer Boomer is the devoted guard dog of the Chickasaw National Recreation Area in Oklahoma. Boomer is a well-decorated officer who has been awarded numerous certifications from the American Police Association and National Narcotic Detector Dog Association, among others.
Officer Boomer started working at the Chickasaw National Recreation Area in 2011. This adorable black lab may look chill and relaxed, but the truth is, he is quite devoted to his calling. His primary duty in his territory is to sniff and detect illegal drugs.
Officer Boomer proved to be a valuable asset that he routinely visits other national parks, schools, and communities to offer his services. He’s been such an incredible asset to the government that many people would miss him now that he has decided to retire.
Officer Boomer’s retirement life
Now that Boomer is off from work for the rest of his life, many people wonder what his retirement would look like. Well, for one, Officer Boomer has been busy training his successor to make sure everything’s in order when he finally steps out of the office.
Second and the most promising part of Officer Boomer’s retirement life is to demand as much belly rubs as he can muster. He will be spending more time with his family, and it would be such a thrill to be able to get rubs and scratches on demand. Finally, the good pooch would be chasing squirrels whenever it strikes his fancy.
Officer Boomer led an exciting life in the workforce, and now it’s time to take things slow. Congratulations on your well-deserved retirement, Boomer!
Thanks to the National Park Service