Ponca City Police K9 Blitz retiring after nearly 6 years of service
Team Radio Marketing Group - October 19, 2019 7:53 am
The Ponca City Police Department has issued a press release announcing the retirement of Police K9 Blitz.
Chief of Police Don Bohon made the following statement: “After several discussions with command staff, and our K9 handler, Sgt. Ben Garrison, I have made the decision to retire K9 Blitz from his service as a Police K9. Blitz is almost 8 years old and has served this department, and community for almost 6 years. Blitz has been an outstanding member of our organization. He is in good health and should enjoy many years of a more leisurely life.”
Sgt. Garrison and Blitz (pictured) working together have contributed to several felony drug arrests. Garrison has credited Blitz with the recovery of evidence that may have otherwise been lost.
Blitz is a Belgian Malinois, specifically a Groenendael variant, meaning his coat is all black and is a bit longer than most Malinois. Blitz was selected from a group of 36 dogs at the Von Liche Kennels in Indiana, just two days after he stepped into the United States. Garrison and Blitz began working the streets in mid-May of 2014, when they became certified as a narcotics detection team.