Putnam County K-9 Forced To Retire

12/19/17 – 3:06 P.M.

One of Putnam County Sheriff’s Office K-9 dogs is going into early retirement. A post on the agency’s Facebook page says that K-9 Beau is being forced to retire due to seizures. Beau had three seizures which lead to a diagnosis of epilepsy. The post adds that Beau’s medication can alter behavior which can jeopardize court cases.

Sgt. Mark Brecht was Beau’s handler and decided to buy the dog himself. The Agency hopes to raise money for another K-9 officer.