A Texas K9 was honored with a "last call" following years of service with the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office as a narcotics dog.
Argo was born in March 2006 in the Czech Republic. After training, he began working for the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office and is credited with taking thousands of pounds of drugs off the streets, while apprehending dangerous felons.
Argo was diagnosed with bone cancer recently, but refused to let it slow him down, according to his partner Lt. Francisco Guerrero. Soon, the cancer was found to be all over his body and terminal, so the decision was made to end his suffering. While at the vet, Argo was given a private ceremony where he was honored with the traditional Last Call, given to those who pass in the line of duty.
As Argo lay on the table, covered in a blanket with his collar and badge next to him, dispatch can be heard saying on the radio, “Sheriff’s Office to K9 Argo. Sheriff’s Office to K9 Argo. Sheriff’s Office to K9 Argo. End of watch for K9 Argo on October 10 2015. Rest in peace, K9 Argo.”
Argo will be publicly honored at the HIdalgo County Sheriff's Office First Annual South Texas K9 Competition on November 10, 2015.