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Berlin police morn loss of beloved K-9 officer Titus

(Jan. 29, 2015) The Berlin Police Department is feeling the loss of retired K-9 officer Titus, who died at the home of his handler.
Born in Austria, Titus joined the department in 2003 and worked with Senior Police Officer Chris Bireley.
“We cannot understate the contributions that he actually provided to us over a decade,” Police Chief Arnold Downing said. “We’ve received many cards and forms of support, flowers, from the K-9 family and the citizenry and we say thank you very much for that.”
Titus assisted Berlin police in making scores of illegal narcotics busts and apprehending police suspects over hundreds of hours on patrol, narcotics and search and rescue duty during a career that included nearly 350 deployments.
The german shepherd also participated in demonstrations at local schools and community events. He retired in June 2012, and remained with Bireley until passing away on Jan. 22.
A statement from the Berlin Police Department read, “Titus’s love for his job and his commitment to his community will be remembered by many, but his love for his family will also not be forgotten.  Titus had lived with Senior Police Officer Bireley and his family since his retirement and will be dearly missed.”