The Greene County Sheriff’s Office has announced a well-known K9 deputy is retiring after nearly 10 years of service.

Lor and his handler Cpl. James Craigmyle are both leaving the force. The department says although Lor would like to keep working, he is now 10-years-old and continued service could be detrimental to his health.

Lor will be living out retirement with Cpl. Craigmyle, who has taken a job at a local amusement park.

The sheriff’s office says throughout his career, Lor has assisted the DEA, US Postal Inspector, US Customs and Border Protection, ATF, Missouri State Highway Patrol, SWAT, local task forces, county sheriffs, city police departments, and his very own agency in locating hundreds of thousands of dollars in narcotics and hundreds of wanted persons.

Lor had approximately 2,000 deployments in his career, helping find numerous missing persons and violent criminals. He’s also served as an ambassador in our local community and has spent thousands of hours in schools with children of all ages and at community outreach events.

In 2018, at the age10, Lor appeared regularly on the LivePD television series. Lor is now recognized and adored by LivePD fans all over the country.

The sheriff’s office says Lor is looking forward to a quiet existence outside of the spotlight with plenty of long walks, lots of rest, and an occasional trip to Andy’s for a frozen custard cone.

We know that Lor has a lot of friends however, he has asked for nothing larger than a small retirement event with a few of his co-workers. In lieu of gifts, please feel free to make a donation in Lor’s name to a local animal rescue.