K9 Otto retires from Frankfort Police Department

A Frankfort Police K9 is retiring from the force due to health concerns.

Posted: Nov 21, 2019 10:22 PM

FRANKFORT, Ind. (WLFI) -- A Frankfort Police K9 is retiring from the force due to health concerns.

Otto is a German Shepard and had been with FPD since 2015.

During K9 Otto's time with the department, he was responsible for 117 drug-related arrests.

He was known for finding large quantities of heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, and other illegal drugs and narcotics.

It resulted in more than 15 pounds in illegal drugs.

Sergeant Evan Hall is Otto's handler.

He said Otto was always reliable and lovable.

"He's not as enthused when he sees me put on my uniform in the morning, running around in circles, ready to go to work, but that is one of the coolest things," said Hall. "Him recognizing me in uniform and knowing it's time to go to work."

K9 Otto will spend his retirement with Hall.

Otto was born in Poland and was trained and certified during a four-week program in Elkhart, Indiana.

The purchase of Otto was partially funded by a grant from the Clinton County Drug and Alcohol Coalition and private donations.

Otto also made numerous appearances at community meetings, National Night Out events, and school visits with Hall.

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