The Transportation Security Administration bid farewell to King, one of its longest-tenured working canines in Honolulu. King, an explosive detection canine, spent his last day on the job with his handler, Lance Wang Nobriga. Photo Credit: TSA USA

King the explosive sniffing Labrador working at the Honolulu airport has retired after six years and was treated to pupcakes and tennis balls in celebration.


Honolulu, United States (18 September 2020) – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. At each port, border and airport, you will find a pack of sniffer dogs that work tirelessly to sniff out the bad guys.

At the Honolulu airport, King, an eager-to-please, overall do-gooder canine celebrated his retirement after serving as the longest employed hound to date. He turned 10-years-old and while he no longer has to work for his biscuits, he is set to have a very full life with lots more biscuits and balls.

King worked as a passenger screening dog, specifically trained to sniff out explosives with handler Lance Wang Nobriga for six years. His retirement party was one to make any tail wag.

His colleagues pulled out all the stops including a pupcake and tennis ball drop. He left for his retirement home with a lifetime supply of tennis balls. King went home with his handler and Lance confirmed that its all beach swims, couch cuddles and snacking for King’s golden years.

Take a look at his adorable reaction to the tennis ball drop.

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