He's been a fixture around the Anne Arundel County Circuit Court House for 4 1/2 years, roaming its corridors, courtrooms, offices and parking garage, searching for explosives - though some would say he's really been looking for snacks.
But this past week was the last one on the job for Levi, a black Labrador retriever and one of two bomb-sniffing dogs in the county Sheriff's Office. Levi, starting to gray around the muzzle, retired at the age of 9.
"He's getting too old, a lot of aches and pains," said Deputy Sheriff Harry L. Neisser, a department spokesman.
For years, Levi walked around the courthouse with a deputy in the early morning, later stood attentively as people entered the building through security and sniffed attache cases on hallway benches. The dog could be spotted chasing a tennis ball and snagging treats from courthouse workers.