Retired Cobb K-9 put down after ‘immeasurable’ impact to community

After nearly a full dog year of service with the Kennesaw Police Department, a former K-9 was put down Thursday.

Bady, a German shepherd, had several medical issues stemming from old age, said Scott Luther, department spokesman.

The Kennesaw Police Department posted this video on its Facebook page honoring retired K-9, Bady, who was put down May 18, 2017. (Kennesaw Police Department Facebook)

“He was an impressive canine and had a great career ... and I will miss him,” said Bady’s handler Officer Wallace Morton.

He was born May 1, 2005, in Slovakia before being imported by a kennel in Sharpsville, Pennsylvania, which sold him to Kennesaw police in October 2006.

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He had an “immeasurable impact on our community as an ambassador for our department,” the police said.

In his 6½ years on the force, Bady tracked criminals, sniffed out narcotics and also got to do things like play with kids at martial arts studios during demonstrations.

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In his retirement, Bady lived with Morton.

The department currently has one K-9, also a German shepherd, named Turbo.

“Bady was a valued member of the Kennesaw police team. His legacy will remain with us,” said Chief Bill Westenberger.

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