COBB COUNTY, Ga. - Kennesaw police are honoring the service of one of their K-9s, who is now being prepared for his next journey.
Bady was born May 1, 2005, in Slovakia. He was imported by and purchased from Shallow Creek Kennels in Sharpsville, Pa.
Bady took his last patrol ride in the city on Thursday. In his last years, Bady lived with his handler, Officer Morton.
Recently, his quality of life was reduced to suffering due to medical issues. Bady is being put down due to the severity of his medical issues.
The officer's accomplishments include apprehensions, tracks, narcotic finds and public demonstrations.
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Bady had an immeasurable impact on the community as an ambassador for the department, officers said.
"K-9 Bady was a valued member of the Kennesaw Police team. His legacy will remain with us," Chief Bill Westenberger said.
"He is an impressive Canine and had a great career, and I will miss him," Bady's handler, Morton, said.
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