On Thursday, August 9, the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office will be celebrating K9 Rody’s retirement. The retirement ceremony will be hosted by the Austin Crime Commission.
The ceremony will begin at 3 p.m. at the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, 508 S. Rock Street in Georgetown.
K9 Rody served Williamson County from 2013 – 2018. During his service, Rody had hundreds of deployments over his career resulting in the seizure of millions of dollars’ worth of narcotics and millions in drug-tainted currency. Some of Rody’s top narcotic seizures include a traffic stop yielding 500 pounds of marijuana hidden in a big screen TV, 24 kilos of cocaine concealed in car batteries and over 400,000 dollars of cartel money from a commercial bus hidden in a lead-lined false wall.
He was a gifted tracker, successfully tracking over 50 suspects and missing endangered persons, five of which resulted in bite apprehensions of criminal suspects. His presence motivated countless suspects to surrender without incident.