FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Compression Tactical Bra - Cheata Tactical
Patented technology is designed to provide the stability of 2-3 sports bras,...

Top News

Retired Ohio Officer Gets to Keep K-9 Partner for $1 Payment

February 08, 2016  | 

After nearly two weeks of back and forth between a retired K9 officer and the city of Marietta, Ohio, the former officer gets to stay retired and keep his K9, Ajax.

Ajax was set to go up for auction because he was considered “property” and could still work. The city offered to let retired officer Matt Hickey keep Ajax if he signed on as an auxiliary officer. Hickey declined for health reasons.

Last week the city’s law director called Hickey to settle the issue. “And he said, ‘the way I see it, you get the dog for a dollar,’” Hickey told WBNS TV. “And we paid our dollar and he’s now ours.”

Nearly $72,000 was donated from people around the world to help Hickey buy Ajax at auction. That money will now be given to a special group called Vested Interests for K9’s, a non-profit that helps police departments across the country buy specialized bullet and stab proof vests for their K9’s.

Hickey and his wife now plan to help with new legislation to get the law changed so no other K9 officer has to go through what they went through again.


Be the first to comment on this story





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

2 Pennsylvania Troopers Shot, Suspect Killed in Shootout
Two Pennsylvania State Police troopers were shot and a suspect was killed Friday night in...
4 Florida Officers Shot, 1 Killed
One police officer was killed and three wounded in nighttime shootings in two Florida...
Spain's Terrorist Attacks Part of Same Large-scale Plot
Authorities across Europe mounted a manhunt for those involved in a large-scale terrorist...
Video: VA Rescue Crew Uses Drones to Help Rescue Man Trapped by Tree
Members of the Danville Life Saving Crew and Pittsylvania County (VA) Sheriff's Office...
Louisiana to Review 16,000 Prison Sentences as Criminal Justice Reform Takes Effect
Louisiana's Public Safety and Corrections officials are reviewing the sentences of 16,000...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine