State police dog retires

Staff Reports

A police dog who worked work primarily in Bartholomew, Jennings and Jackson counties has retired.

The Indiana State Police Board recently approved the retirement of K-9 Kane, an eight-year veteran of the Indiana State Police with the Versailles District, according to a news release.

Kane is a 9-year-old German shepherd that has been assigned to Sgt. Stephen Wheeles since the beginning of Kane’s career.

Upon graduation of K-9 school, Kane was assigned to the Seymour District. Upon the closing of the Seymour Post in 2010, Kane was transferred to the Versailles District.

Kane was responsible for seizing hundreds of pounds of illegal drugs and capturing numerous wanted suspects. Kane also assisted federal, state and local law enforcement with numerous investigations resulting in the prosecution of hundreds of individuals involved in criminal activity in Southern Indiana.

He also helped conduct programs and demonstrations for local schools, businesses and other organizations.

Kane will continue to live with Wheeles’ family at their rural Jackson County home.