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La Porte County Sheriff’s Office announces retirement of a K-9 dog and introduces the newest addition

Deputy Hahn and Hokie

Photo courtesy of the La Porte County Sheriff’s Office

Deputy Hahn and Hokie

Photo courtesy of the La Porte County Sheriff’s Office

Deputy Hahn and Miko

Photo courtesy of the La Porte County Sheriff’s Office

LA PORTE, Ind. -- The La Porte County Sheriff’s Office has announced the retirement of one of their beloved K-9 dogs and has also introduced his replacement.

Hokie is a trusted K-9 dog that has served La Porte since May 2008.

Hokie is retiring with several criminal apprehensions under his leash.

Deputy Andrew Hahn worked with Hokie to complete 55 public demonstrations and collect approximately 1,000 grams of narcotics.

“Hokie was a great partner that I will dearly miss.  However, he has more time to spend with his favorite family member playing high five and who also rubs his stomach,” Deputy Hahn said.

Hokie’s retirement left a space open and it was soon filled by Miko, a 22-month-old Belgian Malinois.

Miko will work in apprehension and narcotics detection.

Deputy Hahn is bonding with Miko, whose adoption was made possible by public donations and the generosity from the people of La Porte.

“We are extremely excited about our newest acquisition and look forward to having Deputy Hahn and Miko trained together and making a difference in La Porte County,” Sheriff John T. Boyd said.

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