When a member of Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety retires, there's often a party, some gifts, a few speeches with light-hearted and well-meaning ribbing. I have a feeling that this retirement is going to be filled with a lot of "good boy"s. Bodi, a longtime member of the KDPS K9 unit, is retiring, according to the Kalamazoo Public Safety K9 Team's Facebook page:

Today we say goodbye to K9 "Bodi" who has served KDPS for the past 7 years. He's going to enjoy retirement with his K9 handler Scott Brooks. Thank you for your service Bodi and enjoy your retirement!

49 dog-years on the force. That truly is something. I wonder what the equivalent of a gold watch is for such an occasion. Gold tags? A collar that reads "Retired"? All I know is that if you need Bodi, he''ll be sleeping in while still dreaming about getting the bad guy. Happy retirement, Bodi!

Kalamazoo Public Safety K9 Unit
Kalamazoo Public Safety K9 Unit
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Bodi's Official Sendoff:

 

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