Auburn Police Division Announces Retirement of Police K-9

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Contrbuted by
Clarence Stewart—Auburn Asst. Police Chief

After years of service, Police K-9 Emily retired from the Auburn Police Division.

Emily, an 11-year-old Belgian Tervuren, served the Auburn community and the state of Alabama with distinction. During her seven years of service with the police division, she supported the citizens of Auburn by ensuring their safety during countless pre-event sweeps and calls for suspicious items.

Emily worked with both local and out-of-state agencies. In that capacity, she located numerous firearms connected to various crimes, including capital murder and other items of evidence. Because of her ability and training conducted by her handler, Sgt. Charles “Bud” Nesmith, K-9 Emily was successful in assisting in these cases.

Emily has almost 400 documented deployments supporting Auburn University Athletics, Auburn University graduations, NASCAR at Talladega, AHSAA Super 6/7 State Championship games and several other events around the state. She supported the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Bomb Squad during the governor’s inauguration along with numerous federal agencies including the United States Secret Service, Drug Enforcement Administration, CIA, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and United States Marshal’s Services Fugitive Taskforce.

Before Emily served the city of Auburn, she was deployed to Iraq twice and Afghanistan once. While deployed, she assisted military personnel in improvised explosive devices and weapons cache sweeps. Her service drastically improved the safety of our service members deployed to various arenas.

K-9 Emily’s career was devoted to serving the citizens of Auburn, the state of Alabama and the United States military.

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