CARTHAGE, MO.--- The Jasper County Sheriff's Office recognizes the service of one of its four legged co-workers. K9 "Axo" is retiring from active duty after seven years of service with the sheriff's office. Today, staff gathered to recognize Axo and his handler John Goodwin's accomplishments. The sergeant of the K9 unit says the duo was a successful K9 team. During Axo's time with Goodwin, the dog searched 129 vehicles and found narcotics in 116 of those cases. Staff said the two shared a very special bond.
"It's one of those things that we took him out for testing and that personality just clicked together, and it was kind of like they were just made for each other," said Sgt. Tom Crossley, Jasper County K9 Unit.
"It's really special to me to have everybody come out and remember his career and as much part of the office he has been, and the amount of help he's given to everybody," said Cpl. John Goodwin, Axo's Handler.
The sheriff's office adopted Axo out to Goodwin. Goodwin has been named corporal and will return to patrols.
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