Medina Good Boy Gets Well-Earned Retirement, Receives Permanent Home with Handler

The Medina Police Department’s most notable sniffer, Kye, was cleared for retirement last week. His term of duty concluding with a meet-and-greet assignment at the North Gravel Road Dog Park. Kids and adults alike stopped by for one last display from the highly trained police K-9.

Kye, who has 854 fans on Facebook, poses for a shot with one visitor, Ariana Wheeler.

His handler, Lt. Todd Draper, says Kye has dedicated ten years to the force, proving a wonderful asset. In duty, he mostly used his nose for varying types of detection work. “These guys noses are about a thousand times stronger than our own,” Draper stated to visitors. The well-wishers coming-and-going to get one last moment with Medina’s furriest officer.

Kye will be living permanently with his handler now, Lt. Draper, to spend his days relaxing and lounging with the person he knows best.

Kye happily performs his duties with Lt. Draper one last time.

This goodbye comes with a hello. Phoenix, the MPD’s newest pooch, will be taking over Kye’s former duties. He has big pawprints to fill, but his handler, Officer Reeves, seems ready for the challenge.

Phoenix with Officer Jacob Reeves while doing a scent detection exercise for the audience.