VERMILION, Ohio — The Vermilion Police Department said goodbye to a longtime employee and not long after welcomed an adorable new recruit.
On Sunday, after more than seven years of service with the Vermilion Police Department, K-9 officer Miro worked his last shift before retiring.
The 9-and-a-half-year-old officer was in good health, but it was his time to retire from service. Miro will live at home with his K-9 handler and his family, police said.
With a void in the K-9 officer position, the Vermilion Police Department brought on a new member to the force—a 15-month-old German shepherd named Falon.
K-9 officer Falon was imported as a puppy from the Czech Republic and has been raised by the police department’s K-9 Trainer, Mike Watkins.
The Vermilion Police Department will start K-9 officer Falon’s training program on Monday, preparing him to be a dual-purpose narcotics and patrol K-9 officer.