Beloit police K-9 to retire | News
Officer Nick served the department for 7 years
A Beloit K-9 will retire this year after nearly seven years of service.
The Beloit Police Department said K-9 Nick will retire May 12, 2013.
Chief Norm Jacobs said he is grateful for the years of service K-9 Nick has provided to the Beloit Police officers. Jacobs said officers depended on Nick to help with their daily law enforcement work.
Nick will retire from the force but continue to live with his handler, Officer Brian Daugherty, and family.
K-9 Nick began his tour of duty Sept. 6, 2006, according to a news release from Beloit PD.
Nick and Daugherty worked together over the years assisting on drug interdiction work, searches of vehicles and buildings and tracking, police said.
Nick’s retirement will coincide with National Police Week, May 12-18, 2013, when law enforcement throughout the United States honor officers for their service.
Jacobs said the K-9 program has been a "valuable tool" since 1985 but the department will consider resources and community needs before bringing in a new police dog.
After Nick's retirement, Jacobs said K-9 help will come from the Rock County Sheriff’s Office and the Janesville Police Department, if needed.