It is with profound sadness that the Darien Police Department announces the passing of retired police K-9, “Zulu,” on Thursday, Aug. 27. — an announcement from Darien Police Department
K-9 Zulu’s health began to rapidly deteriorate over the last week and after significant medical consultation, his handler, Lt. Nicholas Aranzullo and his family made the extremely difficult but humane decision to end Zulu’s pain and suffering. Zulu was a jet-black German Shepherd who hailed from the Czech Republic and was approximately 13 years old upon his passing. K-9 Zulu was the first Darien Police K-9 in the history of the department. Sworn in to service in July of 2009, Zulu had a decorated career which included commendations for narcotics investigations, criminal apprehensions, and tracking for lost or missing persons.