Porter County Sheriff's Department

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Retirement for K9 Bennie

K-9 Benny served the Porter County Sheriffs Department and its citizens for nearly 5 years. 

Benny had to be retired on February 18th 2005 due to work related medical problems and is now enjoying the easy life of a retired Police Dog in the home of his handler Officer Gene Hopkins.

During Benny's career he has conducted many narcotics searches for local Police Departments, as well as assisting with tracks and building searches.  Benny assisted the Porter County Narcotics Unit locate and recover hundreds of pounds of Marijuana and also assisted the DEA in locating and recovering almost a Kilo of cocaine that was traveling through Porter County. 

Benny had become well known to the youth of Porter County as well through his many visits and demonstrations to the area schools.

His services will be greatly missed but he will be

remembered as one of the County's Great Police K-9's.


Enjoy your retirement Benny



Benny's partner Officer Gene Hopkins

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