Georgetown PD’s K9 Liza passes away shortly after retirement announcement

Georgetown County News

K9 Liza and Corporal Clayton Johnson (Georgetown Police Department)

UPDATE: The Georgetown Police Department said Liza passed away Wednesday morning from her terminal medical condition.


GEORGETOWN, S.C. (WCBD) – The Georgetown Police Department announced Tuesday the retirement of K9 Liza.

The German Sheppard, who is a drug detection and tracking dog, has been with the department since 2015.

Liza has worked on many cases in her career, from locating drugs to tracking suspects and locating valuable evidence. “She has also assisted multiple agencies during the course of her career,” Georgetown PD said.

She has developed a special bond with her partner, Corporal Clayton Johnson, over the last two and a half years. Last week, Cpl. Johnson noticed Liza was not acting like herself and made a trip to the veterinarian.

“The doctor ran several tests and it was determined that Liza has a terminal medical condition,” the department said. “Naturally, Cpl. Johnson, his family, [and] the entire Georgetown Police Department is devastated by this news.”

Georgetown PD is asking for the community to keep Liza and Cpl. Johnson in their prayers.

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