Rico’s last call: Squadron, base bids farewell to Airman’s best friend
Tech. Sgt. Matthew Salter, 436th Security Forces Squadron military working dog kennel master; retired Tech. Sgt. Jason Spangenberg, owner of retired Military Working Dog Rico; and Staff Sgt. Ashley Beattie, 436th SFS unit deployment manager, grieve over the U.S. flag-draped body of MWD Rico Jan. 24, 2018, at the Veterinary Treatment Facility on Dover Air Force Base, Del. MWD Rico was humanely euthanized by a U.S. Army veterinarian due to his declining health condition caused by Canine Degenerative Myelopathy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Roland Balik)