A retired K-9 unit named Nik took one last ride in a cruiser this week.

Nik served the Portland Maine Police Department from 2005 to 2010. This good boy lived his retired life with Officer Tony Balzano and his family.

Thank you for your service, Nik. Rest easy sweet boy.

The Portland Maine Police Department currently employs six K-9 units and their trained officers. The teams are on call 24-hours a day and are specially trained in explosives detection. You may see most of the K-9 units at the Portland Jetport, keeping your travel in the friendly skies extra safe.