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Notification of Intent to Retire / K-9 Jax

Notification of Intent to Retire / K-9 Jax

 It is with much regret that I notify the citizens of the community that after many meetings with K-9 Officer Thomas L. Krutka it has been decided that our Department K-9, Jax, will retire effective May 31, 2017.  Jax started his career with us in May of 2007 giving him ten (10) years of dedicated service to this Department and surrounding agencies.

 In 2014, the Massachusetts Police Work Dog Association presented the prestigious award of being the “Narcotic Detection Team of the Year” to Officer Krutka and Jax.   Of course, in 2014 it was the talents of our K-9 team which attributed to seizure of 119 pounds of Marijuana and 1.2 Million dollars in U.S. Currency.   This is only one of the many accomplishments in the ten (10) years serving this community.

 My plan is to continue supporting another K-9 for the already established and successful program. .

 Sincerely,

 Chief David A. Ricardinew pic