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Officer Hickey rejects Marietta’s offer for him to keep K9 partner Ajax

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Despite reports to the contrary, retired Marietta Police Officer Matt Hickey has in fact refused the offer by the city for him to stay on as an Auxiliary Officer in order to keep his long-time K9 parter, Ajax.

In his row with the city and the chief, Hickey has declined the offer due to health reasons – the same reasons that led him to retire in the first place.

Ajax is considered valuable department property and Hickey had been quoted $3,500 to buy the K9 officer, but that offer was rescinded and he was told Ajax would go up for auction.

All is not lost for officer Hickey however, as a GoFundMe page has been set up and to his point has raised more than $70,000 for him to keep Ajax.  Hickey says the excess funds from the account that don’t go to purchasing Ajax will be spent on equipment, such as protective vests for other K9s.

State law indicates that an officer who leaves an equine or canine unit of a law enforcement agency while the animal is still fit for duty forfeits the right to purchase the animal.  This is a law that Hickey said he is going to work to change.

 

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