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Indiana State Police Retire K-9
Updated June 13, 2016 10:01 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(INDIANAPOLIS) - Indiana State Police K-9 Sabre is set to retire after seven years of service working the road.

Trooper Nick Meade and his partner Sabre have been patrolling the Indiana Toll Road together for the last five years.

Sabre originally started his career with Trooper Michael Finney at the Evansville Post before Meade acquired Sabre in July, 2011 after he completed K-9 school.

The impact that Nick and Sabre has made on the criminal activity that traverses the Toll Road will be missed, commented District 21 Commander Lieutenant Mike Young. Over their career they have been responsible for seizing nearly $400,000 in currency, confiscating 1,266 pounds of marijuana, 14.8 pounds of heroin, and 134 grams of cocaine all of which resulted in 80 criminal arrests.

Trooper Meade says the bond he has with Sabre is something special and he is thankful that he will spend his retirement years with him and his wife at their home.

Meade will reported to Indianapolis on Monday to start the process over again. He will meet his new K-9 partner and together they will begin the 14 week academy certifying them through the International Police Work Dog Association (IPWADA).

Established in the fall of 2005, the Indiana State Police Patrol K-9 program currently has 40 Patrol K-9's. The ISP Patrol K-9's participate in over thirty-five hundred details annually from vehicle searches, building searches, tracks, and assisting other agencies to public appearances.

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