Hope police dog, Daisy, retiring from duty

A local police dog is retiring. Hope Town Marshall Matt Tallent said this week that he will be retiring his police dog, Daisy.

Tallent said that she is having health issues and he opted not to renew her contract with the town. Hope officers own their own police dogs and then have an annual agreement with the town to use the dogs in police work.

Daisy is trained in drug sniffing.

The Town Council accepted the dog use agreement for the remaining police dog, Duke, owned and handled by Officer Rick Everroad. Duke was recertified on drug detection at Guardian K9 in Columbus Tallent said and has been trained on tracking.