K-9 Slim retires from Madison police

Slim joined the Madison K-9 unit 10 years ago

MADISON, Wis. — K-9 Slim is trading in his police badge for life in retirement after serving 10 years, or 70 dog years, with the Madison police K-9 unit.

Madison police, friends and family joined Slim and his handler, Officer Carren Corcoran, in a ceremony where his bulletproof vest, leash and badge were officially retired.

“(Slim) still has some good quality of life left in him,” Corcoran said. “We basically get to ride off into the sunset.”

Slim will be remembered most for his success in tracking.

In July 2012, Slim and Corcoran conducted a four-mile track that helped locate a homicide suspect.

Slim will go home with Corcoran at the end of the day. She bought Slim from Madison police for $1.

“Mostly just enjoy the new phase of Slim and I’s life together, that he’s now mine for the first time versus always being the department’s property,” Corcoran said.

Corcoran said she will join Slim in retirement in March after 30 years with the department.