Ohio Police Officer Raises Money To Have K-9 Retired With Him
A retired Ohio police officer raises money to buy his K-9 partner at auction.By Kaileen Gaul | January 31, 2016
Ohio police officer Matthew Hickey was ready to adopt his K-9 Ajax when he retired in late January. But now he will have to compete with other dog handlers at an auction to bring his partner of four years home.
The real confusion about what to do with Ajax stems from the wording of a state law. It says that when a city's K-9 unit is disbanded, the officer can purchase their dog for $1.
Hickey interprets this as saying he and Ajax are one unit who are now disbanded due to Hickey's retirement. But Marietta Mayor Joe Matthews interprets the law as saying the entire police department's K-9 unit would have to be disbanded. (Video via NBC)