Tale of a Legend: Airway Heights K-9 officer retires
Editor’s note: The full story did not run in last week’s Cheney Free Press. Below is the article in its entirety.
Last updated 5/5/2022 at 8:27am
AIRWAY HEIGHTS —After serving the community of Airway Heights for five years, Legend, a K-9 narcotics officer for the police department, retired on his last day of duty on April 4.
According to his handler, Cpl. Dennis Bachman, it is a well-deserved retirement, although a bittersweet transition. Bachman, who has 13 years with the department, said it was hard to switch gears after serving together for five years, partnering to keep the streets as drug-free as possible.
“That dog is still so high drive he doesn’t know what to do when he wakes up,” Bachman said. “When I went to work...