Beloved K-9 Partner Approaches Retirement, Then Officer Introduces His Latest Recruit

When you think about police officers, do you think of brave men and women? Young and old? Two-legged and four-legged? A puppy even?

Maybe I lost you there, but the truth is, there are many K-9 partners in the police force that do a lot for our communities and for the safety oftheir partners.

These dogs are sworn into the police force, trained, and made into complete heroes in more ways than one.

The newest member of the Sterling Heights Police Department is a beautiful 3-month-old Dutch shepherd named Ivy.

This beautiful puppy has a long road ahead of her, but she’s set to take the place of Officer Darren Steele’s current K-9 partner Blitz when he retires.

Blitz is still a great worker, but approaching 10-and-a-half years old means his duty is almost done.

In the video below,as one dog gets sworn in, the other slowly descends from his duty.

But the great part of this story is how clear Officer Steele makes it that these dogs are a huge part of the protection of the people.

Dogs aren’t just man’s best friend, they’re just about everyone’s partner.Do you agree? Let us know in the comments.

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