K9 Jimmy was honored by citizens of La Plata County at the Fairgrounds August 29th night upon his retirement from service as a K9 Cop. Along with his handler, Matt Webb, Jimmy received commemorative plaques from the department as well as from the members of the Durango Kennel Club.
The ceremony included a review of Jimmy’s contributions to the community which notably included playing a crucial role in saving the lives of 4 at risk community members and assisting in the seizure of $46,000 worth of heroin.
Recognizing that Jimmy’s retirement leaves a void in the K9 Unit, which is now down to two canines, Ozzy and Astra, the Durango Kennel club donated $5,000 toward the purchase of a new dog. Additionally AKC ReUnite, an affiliate of the American Kennel Club, donated matching funds ($5,000) through their Canine Support and Relief Fund.
The department anticipates having a new Police Dog around the first of the year.
K9 Jimmy was sold to Matt for $1, guaranteeing Jimmy a great home for the rest of his life.
The Lloyd’s, owners of Creature Comfort, donated a bagful of treats and snacks for Jimmy.