Purdue’s first police K-9 retires

Purdue University’s first police K-9 is hanging up his leash. (WLFI News)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Purdue University’s first police K-9 is hanging up his leash.

A retirement ceremony was held for Nicky Thursday afternoon. Nicky is a Dutch Shepherd who came to the department in 2008. He was a gift from the Tippecanoe County Prosecutor’s Office. He has been been deployed nearly 600 times, resulting in about 275 arrests.

His handler, Ofc. Andy Standifer, said Nicky will be 10 years old and is starting to get a little sore. Nicky has been able to help in situations officers weren’t able to take on alone, according to WISH-TV sister station WLFI News.

“There’s nothing better. There’s no better tool for doing what we do for detection purposes for both narcotics and for people,” said Standifer.

Nicky will remain with the Standifer family.

Standifer will start training with another K-9 who is expected to start with the department this spring.

WISHTV.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s