Decorated O’Fallon Police Canine Talos has served the police department and the people of O’Fallon diligently and honorably for the past 7 ½ years. His specialty was explosives detection. He turned 9 years old in August and is at the end of expected working years for a German Shepherd.
Known to other officers in the department as “Big T,” Talos has been partnered with police officer Michael Aronson. The two have formed a unique bond and relationship over the years.
At its Sept. 24 meeting, the O’Fallon City Council unanimously approved Resolution 09-24-2020D honoring canine Talos on his retirement from the force and transferring his care and custody to Aronson. Talos will become the Aronson’s family pet.
Following speeches and testimonials, shedding