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Tasmania police have bid farewell to one of their own after beautiful K9 dog Yuli sadly passed away.
The state's police force has posted a tribute to the Labrador on Facebook.
The post reads: "It is with sadness we acknowledge the passing of much-loved former Police Dog Yuli (PD4), who served with Tasmania Police between 2008-2016.
"Yuli was a much-loved member of Tasmania Police who will be missed and remembered fondly.
"Rest easy Yuli your watch is over... Good Boy. Now go dig some holes in the garden over the Rainbow Bridge!"
Okay, who the hell is cutting onions because we are now in an absolute mess of tears and are ugly crying in the living room.
The post has been met with hundreds of likes, shares and comments from people who wish Yuli farewell and have posted messages of support.
One person wrote: "Yuli your family will be devastated. Thank you for all your years of service."
Another added: "So sorry for his loss, I'm sure he was adored by all who met him and worked with him over the years. Bless him always."
A third said: "RIP Yuli lots of treats for where you have gone, love and sympathy for his carer."
It's not clear what caused Yuli's death, however, after serving on the police force for an impressive eight years, he would have been well into adulthood by the time he handed over his badge.
The Labrador helped sniff out drugs during his time with Tasmania Police and was a massive help to catching criminals.
According to the Examiner, Yuli discovered more than $10 million worth of drugs during his eight years. In his first year alone, he found $70,000 worth of cannabis in the back of a car.
When Yuli retired in 2016, Senior Constable Jareth Anderson said: "He's had some really impressive finds over the years. His expert nose has outsmarted drug traffickers time and time again.
"He's always keen to get to work, but if he finds something and his treat is not immediately forthcoming he lets me know."
He was handed over to Senior Constable Anderson when he was officially let go from the force and Yuli sounded like he had a brilliant retirement.
Mr Anderson said: "While they're in service police dogs don't get many bones but recently he's discovered a love of digging up my backyard to bury bones. He's always loved being with our family and will enjoy spending even more time at home."
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