Sniffing for drugs and helping find people are a far cry from what former police dog Turo is doing now. The canine now spends his time amid four children, letting them crawl on him and playing with them. He is not helping serve and protect the community, but instead spending his time as part of a family.
After almost eight years of helping the Clearfield Police, canine Turo is finally settling into family life.
Turo, aka Clearfield Police’s former K-9, served alongside human counterparts.
His most recent counterpart was his handler officer Jeromy Jackson, who decided to adopt him and have him live permanently with his own family.
That decision became official in the second week of November when the city council approved the agreement.
Jackson has four little boys ages 13 months to 6 years old. All of the boys get along well with Turo, who is 9.