Kosciusko County Sheriff Department retiree no longer working like a dog, a police one, at least

No bones about it. The Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department gave K-9 handler Sgt. Travis Shively some bone treats for his retiring canine partner, Rex. (Photo courtesy of Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department)
Rex, a Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department K-9 seen with his handler, Sgt. Travis Shively, was retired Monday. (Photo courtesy of the Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department)

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.