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Retired officer pleads to buy K-9 partner, but there’s a legal hitch
A police officer in Marietta, Ohio, was hoping his K-9 partner would join him in retirement, but the city says it may not work out that way. Officer Mathew Hickey developed a close bond with his police dog, Ajax, and the two were together every day for the past three years. When Hickey retired from the force after 30 years of service, he tried to buy the dog from the city for $3,500.