Kosciusko County Sheriff Department retiree no longer working like a dog, a police one, at least
Some retirees get a watch and/or a cake. The Kosciusko County Sheriff Department’s latest retiree got a bowl of dog treats.
The department honored K-9 Rex on Monday for his 10 years of service. Rex was officially retired from duty during a ceremony with his handler, Sgt. Travis Shively. Shively will continue to care for Rex into his retirement after nearly 1,200 deployments for the department.
Rex helped the sheriff’s department with apprehensions, tracking, drug detection, and many public awareness programs over the years, according to a news release. Rex received a care package of treats, and Shively was recognized with an achievement award from the department.
The department is training a new K-9 and handler, said Capt. Chris McKeand.