(LINO LAKES) – Lino Lakes City Council honored retiring K-9 officer Justice and approved the sale of him to his former partner and handler.
At its meeting on August 26, council members listened as Mayor Jeff Reinert read a proclamation in honor of Justice, whom the city purchased in 2012. The proclamation named Sunday, September 1 as Justice Day in the city.
It also voted to approve selling Justice to Officer Pete Noll for $1.00.
According to the resolution, this is similar to how the city handled the retirement of a previous K-9 officer, Recon, in 2012.
The resolution passed unanimously.
“I appreciate us talking about the K-9 himself, Justice,” said Councilmember Mike Manthey. “Pete did an awesome job taking care of Justice and it was really great when he worked with him, showing the community his skills, too. I would like to give thanks to Pete for his hard work with that, too, because I’m sure, going forward, it’s going to be tough for him, also.”
The new K-9 officer for Lino Lakes Public Safety is Argos, already in service with his handler and partner.