Charleston police K9 Winslow dead at 8

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) - The Charleston Police Departmentlost a member of its team on Feb. 28. Retired K9 Winslow died at the age of 8.

Winslow was the partner of Sgt. Brian Salkeld and servedwith the department for more than six years. He retired on Jan. 1, 2013.

"He was a loveable black Lab and an ATF explosives detectionK9," said Sgt. Salkeld. "He was a tremendous asset to our community and to myfamily. We will really miss him."

For years, Winslow was the only ATF K9 in the state and oneof about 500 ATF K9s in the world, Salkeld said.

"He provided protective services for many important peoplewho visited Charleston including presidents, vice-presidents, members ofpresidents' families, federal judges and of course so many of those overnightcall outs for evidence recovery," said Sgt. Salkeld. "He was an amazing dog andmost importantly he was a loveable goof ball."

Winslow would have turned 9 years old on Sunday, March 16.{}