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Posted on: November 15, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Marysville's Police K-9 Hawkeye Retireing

On November 15th, 2017, Marysville Police K-9 Hawkeye is officially retiring.

  Hawkeye, a 9-year-old German Shepard, joined the Marysville Police Department late 2009 and became certified as a tracking police K-9 in January 2010. During his eight years of service, Hawkeye was deployed over 130 times, and had 78 successful tracks. Hawkeye completed over 3500 hrs. of continuous training during his service, and participated in countless demonstrations, and provided positive education and engagement with multitudes of students and citizens. Always a favorite at National Night Out and school-related events, Hawkeye will be deeply missed.


Hawkeye’s retirement also means that Officer Dreyer begins a new phase of his career. After giving 17 years to the Marysville Police Department as a K-9 handler and trainer, it would be fair to say that the K-9 program—past, present, and future—will be Officer one of Officer Dreyer’s enduring legacies at the Marysville Police Department. He was recently selected to the Marysville Police Department’s Training Division, and has hit the ground running, exactly as he did after becoming a dog handler. 


Hawkeye was Officer Dreyer’s second K-9. His first was K-9 Radar, both named after characters from the TV series M*A*S*H. Radar was one of the first two K-9 teams in the Marysville Police department. Between the two K-9’s Officer Dreyer had over 560 deployments and over 7600 hrs in training with the two K-9’s.


Bringing working Police K-9s to the city of Marysville was largely the result of Officer Dreyer committing to hundreds of hours of research, training, and hard work. He was also instrumental in the training and development of our new K-9s, Copper and Steele, who will continue the mission of the Marysville Police K-9 Division as Dual-Purpose Working Dogs, while Hawkeye enjoys his retirement at Officer Dreyer’s home.

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