Newport News police dog retires

K-9 Jordan and her handler, MPO D. E. Ruhlen. (Photo courtesy the Newport News Police Department, via Facebook)
K-9 Jordan and her handler, MPO D. E. Ruhlen. (Photo courtesy the Newport News Police Department, via Facebook)

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – After nearly 10 years of service, a Newport News police dog retired this week.

According to a post on the Newport News Police Department’s Facebook page, K-9 Jordan was born May 25, 2003 on Lackland Air Force Base as part of the canine puppy program. She joined the Newport News Police family, and was teamed up with her handler MPO D. E. Ruhlen.

According to the post, K-9 Jordan found two hidden handguns for homicide detectives on her first day on the street. Police say she and her handler have been involved in several high profile cases and events, from shootings to presidential visits.

K-9 Jordan retired from the Newport News Police Department on Tuesday, and will continue living with her partner, MPO Ruhlen.

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