Retired K9 Bruno K-35 Citrus Heights PD EOW 4/17/2018
Tonight we mourn the sudden passing of Retired K9 Bruno. K9 Bruno was born 10/15/2007. Bruno worked for Citrus Heights PD with then Officer Sal Lombardo up until Bruno's retirement and (now) Sgt. Lombardo's transfer to West Sacramento Police Department. At Bruno's retirement the city transferred ownership to his handler and Bruno enjoyed life as his family's beloved pet. He went on vacations and was always ready for a rousing game of fetch or whatever other fun activity his humans might be doing. He quite enjoyed playing "wreck the yard" (we didn't say he was perfect) and often allowed the family cat to get warmed up by sleeping on him. While working, Bruno and his partner were very active in the Citrus Heights community performing demos and visiting. K9 Bruno was a favorite especially with children due to his engaging good looks, friendliness & gentle manners. Bad guys saw a different side of his "smile" and that is as it should be. K9 Bruno & Sgt Lombardo were valued members of Foothills K9 Association, Lawdogs, and CHPD K9. We loved him. We miss him already. We will remember him. Rest easy, big guy. You've earned it.