Former narcotics detection K-9 dies last week

Wyoming Highway Patrol lost a former narcotics detection K-9 on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018. Basil passed away at home surrounded by his family. Basil’s career began with the Wyoming Highway Patrol in the fall, of 2008 and assigned to Trooper Barry Tippy. Basil worked in the Green River and Rock Springs areas until his retirement in September 2017.

Basil had a highly successful career. He helped remove thousands of dollars of illegal narcotics and U.S. currency from the sale of those illicit substances .

Over his career, Basil was deployed 473 times and sniffed out approximately 720.4 pounds of...


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