LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Elvis is leaving the police force.
“Elvis,” in this case, is one member of the Lexington Police Department’s K9 unit.
He has been on the job six years.
Lexington police say he will not get a pension, but “after six years of service tracking down drugs, he does get a fireplace and a cozy lap to lay his head in.”
The department says during his career, Elvis assisted the DEA with a search warrant, locating approximately 320 grams of heroin. In December of 2014, he assisted a patrol unit on a traffic stop that led to the discovery of more than $60,000 in cash.
Elvis has been adopted by Lt. Chris Van Brackel of the Lexington Police Department and his wife.