K-9 Bear was a nine-year old German Shepherd that worked alongside D.F.C. Chris Harman in the K-9 division. Bear retired two years ago due to arthritis and we are saddened to say he closed his eyes for the last time yesterday afternoon. Bear helped keep St. Tammany Parish safe for the seven years of faithful duty by apprehending criminals and locating lost children and the elderly. He also aided in removing a large amount of narcotics from the streets. K-9 Bear will be dearly missed. K-9 Bear we've got it from here. R.I.P.