“Elvis” retires from Lexington Police Department

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Elvis is leaving the police force.

“Elvis,” in this case, is one member of the Lexington Police Department’s K9 unit.

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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.