From the "Retire July" blog:
Herman Burnett is a police officer at Lambert – St. Louis International Airport. He is assigned to the Canine Unit and has a bomb dog partner, July. July lives with and is part of the Burnett family.
Herman is retiring in January 2010 after 36 years with the City of St. Louis, the last 31 with the Lambert Airport PD, the last 15 years assigned to the Canine Division as a bomb dog handler.
Canine July belongs to the Federal Government, specifically the TSA. Herman would like July to be retired with him. Instead of retiring July, personnel at Lackland AFB want to have July shipped back to the kennels there, to eventually be paired with another handler located in another city.
We are hoping to reach someone who can help Officer Burnett keep his canine partner. If you know something, anything, anyone (maybe a friend in Washington D.C. ;) we would be forever grateful for your assistance!