EPCSO ANNOUNCES END-OF-WATCH FOR RETIRED S.A.R. K-9 “BRIX”
El Paso County Sheriff’s Office
3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938
Public Information Officer, Angelica Becerra
Office: (915) 538-2119
“We Serve With Pride”
Release Date/Time: Monday, October 28, 2013 @ 3:30 PM
EL PASO TEXAS- In October of 2004, K-9 “Brix” became part of the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office/Search & Rescue Team (S.A.R.) after being donated by the U.S. Border Patrol. In January of 2005, K-9 “Brix” and his S.A.R. K-9 Handler, Deputy Federico Castillo, endured (3) months of rigorous Search & Rescue track and trailing at the Canine Center of El Paso (CCEP) located on Biggs Field, El Paso, TX, where Deputy Castillo and K-9 “Brix” successfully completed the training program in March of 2005. K-9 “Brix” obtained various certifications to include the North American Search and Rescue K-9 Certification.
During the course of Deputy Castillo and K-9 “Brix” four year partnership, Deputy Castillo and K-9 “Brix” responded to various calls involving felony suspects where both their training skills lead to the capture of a suspect involved in a homicide after he was tracked to an apartment complex during an incident that occurred in December of 2005 to include a suspect involved in an aggravated robbery who was found hiding in a open field. In November of 2009 K-9 “Brix” retired from the Sheriff’s Office due to medical issues. K-9 “Brix” had the luxury of enjoying his last years with his partner Deputy Castillo as a dear “family pet”. It is with great sadness, that the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office announces the end-of-watch for K-9 “Brix”who passed away Thursday, October 24, 2013.