K9 Josie’s End of Watch

K9 Josie, a veteran of the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources (DWR) Conservation Police K9 force, sadly passed away on January 29. Josie, who worked as a K9 with partner Conservation Police Sergeant Wes Billings, began her service in January of 2012 and retired in January of 2020.

“She was a one-of-a kind-dog,” said Billings. “She will be missed. She did her best when she was allowed to be just a dog. She used her nose and showed me what she found. If I put her in the right situation, she made it happen. It was really neat to connect it all together.”

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By Molly Kirk/DWR

Photos by Meaghan Marchetti/DWR