Berea K9 Officer Parko to Retire

Parko will spend the rest of his life with K9 Officer Jeff Harness.

It was an important week for Parko, the Berea Police Department’s K9 unit. Last Friday, Parko detected suspected methamphetamine in a suspect’s vehicle during a traffic stop, leading to an arrest of an Irvine man.

This week Chief David Gregory revealed that Parko will be retired as soon as June.

K9 Officer Jeff Harness will then get a new dog next fall when it completes training. Parko is eight years old, and has assisted the Berea Police Department in numerous arrests.

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