Paws up For Joplin Police Department K9 Officer Pax

Paws up for K9 Officer Pax of the Joplin Police Department. Retirement and a lot of playing catch are in his future, but you should see how successful Officer Pax and his handler, was as he served and protected Joplin. Thank you, Officer Pax, for your exemplary service. Officer Bobby Brown will assume the role of a JOP Training Officer. Thank you to both of these officers.

##PRESS RELEASE Joplice Police Department##
Please join us in recognizing one of our police K9’s as this week wraps up his final week in police work. K9 Pax will officially retire from the Joplin Police Department on the 17th. K9 Pax and his handler, Officer Bobby Brown, racked up one of the most successful K9 careers ever here at J.P.D. Some of their stats include:
520 vehicle searches
100 building searches for suspects
66 tracks
40 suspect apprehensions
1631.8 grams meth
1444.8 grams marijuana
63 grams cocaine
8 grams heroin
27 SWAT operations
Officer Brown is set to begin a new position as one of the Training Officers at J.P.D. In doing so, K9 Pax will retire from service and will spend his remaining days enjoying the good life at home with Officer Brown and his family. Please join us in congratulating Officer Brown and K9 Pax on a job well done!
Courtesy Erin Mitchell Photography