So long, Boscoe: Retired Manteo Police Department K-9 dies following short illness
Published 12:58 pm Wednesday, June 21, 2023
The Manteo Police Department has announced the death of retired K-9 Boscoe.
“Boscoe was enjoying retirement when he passed away on June 14, 2023 after battling a short illness,” stated a Town of Manteo news release issued the afternoon of June 20, 2023.
Boscoe was the Town of Manteo’s first K-9 and served from July 2014 to August 2022. “His passion and drive were to work alongside his handler, Investigator Doug Moore,” noted the release.
When Boscoe wasn’t on the job, he could be seen on long walks with Moore’s wife Misty, “who was ever so supportive of them both. Together, Boscoe and his family shared many sweet memories,” the release continued.
Thanks were expressed for all who have supported Boscoe and the Manteo Police Department’s K-9 program, as well as to Dr. Elliot Grossman at the Roanoke Island Animal Clinic for the great care given to Boscoe throughout his life.
“There is no bond quite like the one shared between a police officer and his faithful K-9,” stated the release. “We humbly thank you for your service, and you will be greatly missed.”