06/09/2013 04:51 EDT

Pix, Calgary Police Dog, Retires After Eight Years Of Service (PHOTOS)

Calgary Police

After eight years of lawful service, a Calgary police dog is retiring.

Pix joined the Service as an eight-week-old puppy in 2004 and started his intense training in 2006, the Calgary Police said in a press release.

The dog has been deployed over a thousand times and is responsible for the arrest of hundreds of offenders and worked tirelessly with his partner Const. Jim Gourley.

"From tackling gun-toting bad guys to keeping hold of one suspect while another attacked him with a golf club, Pix has gone above and beyond to help keep Calgary safe," Calgary Police said.

One time the heroic dog kept hold of a suspect while another attacked him with a golf club, Global News reported.

The 78 lb. German Shepard will likely spend retirement watching movies, laying on the porch and learning new tricks, Gourley said to Metro News.

While his last day of service was Friday, another dog graduated at a recruits graduation ceremony on the same day.

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