INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WLFI) -- A bomb-sniffing canine who's worked more than eight years at the Indianapolis airport is headed to retirement.
TSA spokesperson Mark Howell tweeted a video of TTirado's last detection on the job. The moment he indicates the luggage set up, dozens of tennis balls fall from above. TTirado is clearly delighted.
TSA media says TTirado is one of their longest serving canines and graduated third in his class back in 2012. He's been adopted by his handler and will spend retirement at his home there.
TTirado spells his name with two T's at the beginning because double letters are standard for dogs named after 9-11 first responders, in deference to their namesakes. He got his name from Hector Luis Tirado, Junior - a New York firefighter who gave his life that day.