The day that police officers from around Maine had dreaded had arrived.
It was time to bid farewell to one of the most loyal members of their force.
Sultan, a 13-year-old German shepherd, served a long and distinguished career as Yarmouth’s first police dog. Along with Officer Mike Vogel, the pair answered more than a 1,000 calls together, according to the Press Herald.
When Sultan retired, Officer Shane Stephenson took him home to adjust to life as a family pet. Stephenson said the dog enjoyed over two years of good health, until arthritis and most recently, a series of seizures left the dog unable to eat or walk on his own.
Dozens of officers from across the state gathered to pay their respects and bid farewell, while offering moral support to the grieving officers.
Sultan greeted each of the officers and received many affectionate scratches and pats before being given a police escort to the veterinary clinic, where the ailing dog was euthanized.
The event formerly known as Home World has a new name and new location.Get totally inspired for spring as you find hundreds of ways to improve your home. Make your home the one you really want. Show open daily duringmall hours. Admission is free!
Landscaping and Outdoors
Get ready for Spring and Summer and transform your outdoor space into something that feels like you’re on vacation
Make sure to visit our demonstration stage during the entire show. There will be exciting demonstrations on how to re-purpose and design thanks to Monarch Market Affair.
Meet Barry Williams from The Brady Bunch
Join us as we welcome Me-TV superstar Barry Williams who played the iconic Greg Brady from The Brady Bunch TV Show. Meet him and get an autograph on February 10th stage side at center court in front of Macy’s.
The line will start forming when the Mall Opens, and Barry’s First appearance will be at 11 a.m.
Come prepared with your camera or cell phone for the Meet and Greet.