SAN FRANCISCO (KTVU) - On Wednesday afternoon the South San Francisco announced in a Facebook post, the passing of their retired police K9, Ice. Her name stems from he light hint of icy blue in her coat. Ice was a Belgian Malinois, and was the first one of her kind and only the third female K9 certified at the South San Francisco Police Department.
From 2003 to 2010, Ice's mainly worked with K9 handler D'Souza, retiring to the D'Souza family after Officer D'Souza was promoted to Corporal.
Ice's accomplishments were immense. As a certified Narcotics and Protection trained Police K9, she helped make many arrests. According to the Facebook post, during her appearance in the Western States Canine Trials, she was "well respected by her fellow competitors". Ice received the Agitators Choice Award for incredible work as a police K9.
Ice's work ethic and outstanding training will never be forgotten. She will be missed the South San Francisco Police Department family.