TSA Canine Has Epic Last Bag Search Before Retirement

One of the best parts about flying the friendly skies is getting
to watch TSA canines at work. They’re as serious about their jobs
as they are adorable. TSA canines’ noses keep us safe from
explosives and put a little smile on our faces while we wait in
those endless security checkpoint lines and cringe at the thought
of taking off our shoes!

One of these airport heroes recently retired after eight proud
years of service. TTirado was given one last bag search that was
full of some pretty spectacular surprises! Luckily, his co-workers
captured it all on video and shared it with us!

@TSAMedia_MarkHAn
Unforgettable Last Bag Search

Mark Howell is TSA’s Regional Spokesperson and he shared the
video on Twitter.

“After more than 8 years of service @INDairport, @TSA
explosive detection canine TTirado has officially retired,” he
tweeted.

His TSA career began in 2012 when he graduated from the third
class of screening canines. His training took place at Lackland Air
Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. He was one of TSA’s
longest-serving canine employees!

TTirado will spend his retirement getting cuddles and treats
with his furever family. He was adopted by his handler, Keith Gray.
I don’t know about you, but I can’t think of any of my
co-workers that I would want to adopt, but when you work cuties
like TTirado, it’s a no-brainer.

@TSAMedia_MarkH

Twitter has exploded (no pun intended) with comments
congratulating TTirado on his retirement. His last bag search video
has collected over 1,000,000 views!

TTirado Has A First Class Ticket To Retirement From Here On Out

If you’re curious about his name, you aren’t seeing a typo.
TTirado was named in honor of Hector Luis Tirado, Jr. – a
firefighter in New York who lost his life on 9/11. Canines who are
named in honor of fallen heroes are given the distinction of a
double first letter in their name. TTirado diligently carried out a
legacy and the hard work necessary to keep our country safe.

When he wasn’t busy sniffing out explosives, TTirado
moonlighted as an undercover skunk.

@TSAMedia_MarkH

Just kidding. But he wasn’t afraid to dress like one. After
all, every good boy knows that life can’t be all work and no
play! But, now that he’s retired, it will be 100% all play from
here on out.

@TSAMedia_MarkH

“Happy Friday! Any weekend plans? Asking for a friend (who has
lots of free time now),” Howell shared.

Look at what he found on his last bag search! Congratulations,
TTirado!

After more than 8 years of
service @INDairport,
@TSA
explosive detection canine TTirado has officially retired. He was
adopted by his handler Keith Gray and will spend retirement at home
with his family. Check out this clip of his final bag search and
reward! ❤️❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/efRwPFrmDi

— Mark Howell (@TSAMedia_MarkH)
June 17, 2020

h/t: @TSAMedia_MarkH/Twitter

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