It’s not every day you get promoted and told you don’t have to worry about coming into work ever again. But that’s how Monday went for Aldo and Briston, two K-9s who were officially retired after several years of service at the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office.
“You’re almost to the rank where you can order a lieutenant around,” Chief Deputy Roy Harris told Briston as he promoted the dog from corporal to sergeant, petting the 10-year-old Belgian Malinois between the ears and then handed the certificate to Briston’s human counterpart, Lt. Ralph Salas.
With scores of searches during his career working narcotics, Briston has assisted local, state and federal agencies. His last call of duty was in May. He’ll now spend his remaining years at home with Salas.