K9

The Kendall County Sheriff's Office announced the retirement of on of the department's K9 officers on Friday.

According to a press release Luke, an 11-year-old German Shepard from Poland, spent nine years serving the community and the department.

The department and his handler Dep. Timothy Decamp wished Luke a happy retirement on Wednesday.

Officials say Luke will enjoy his retirement at home with his family. Sgt. David Lawson presented a plaque to Dep. Decamp and Luke for their nine years of service together at the Sheriff's Office.

K9 Luke specialized in narcotics detection for both vehicular and residential searches. Luke and Dep. Decamp, a 22-year veteran of the department, attended K9 training at the Allen County Sheriff's Office in Indiana from Sep. to Dec. 2010.

They are also certified through the International Work Dog Association for both Police Service and Narcotics Detection. Luke's first day of service was Dec. 17, 2010.

Sheriff Dwight Baird says "K9 Luke and Dep. Decamp have been an outstanding team and I couldn't be any prouder of the work they have done."