- Category: Local
- Published: Wednesday, 10 February 2016 17:39
- Written by Ohio Online
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Matthew Hickey, a retired police officer in Marietta Ohio, has been fighting to keep his K-9 partner. Last month he retired from the police force and was considering taking an auxiliary position on the police force so he could still be with his dog and prevent them from auctioning off his German Shepard, Ajax in an auction.
The monetary value of the dog is between $3,500 and $4,000. Hickey said that Ajax is a family member and is one of his children. According to the Ohio law a police dog must be treated as city property and sold off when the handler leaves the police force or another handler is not there. Ajax looks like he can have at least five or six years left in in working for the police force.