K9 Officer Retires

Retiring K9 officer DJ with other sheriff officers

Written by Estero Bay News

October 8, 2021

A loyal K9 recently retired from the San Luis Obispo 

County Sheriff’s office. DJ was born in SLO County on October 17, 2012, and became a Sheriff’s Office dual purpose K9 about a year later. 

During DJ’s career he was partnered with handlers Deputy Steve Faeth, Deputy Josh Peet, and most recently with Deputy Bryan Love. During DJ’s 8 years at the Sheriff’s Office he has located over 7,000 grams of illegal narcotics, been deployed 588 times, and apprehended over 100 suspects, leading to an overall total of 294 arrests! 

DJ has participated in community events throughout the county including Sheriff’s Family Day, Cops ‘N Kids Day, and the Sheriff’s Youth Summer Camps.

From all of us here at the Estero Bay News, happy retirement DJ!

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