A Hamilton County Sheriff's Office K-9 deputy died Sunday, the sheriff's office announced Friday.
K-9 Deputy Zorro was born in 2007 and began his career in 2008 with the HCSO.
"He served with distinction until officially retiring in 2015," a news release states.
"He was trained in criminal apprehension, handler protection, tracking, and narcotics detection."
Zorro also assisted the U.S. Postal Service several times by searching suspicious packages, which ultimately resulted in numerous narcotic and money seizures, according to the news release.
During his retirement, Zorro lived with his handler and his family spending his days as a cherished friend and treasured companion.
"The HCSO is proud of Zorro and his service to our community," the news release states.