Buffalo Grove Police Department canine Hogyn has retired after serving in many capacities for more than six years with the department, officials announced.
Hogyn joined the department in February 2016 and was partnered with his handler Buffalo Grove Police Officer Danielle Baron.
Hogyn, who was sworn in on June 20, 2016, was added to the department following the death of canine Saxon, who died from cancer.
Baron was the handler for Saxon and the department’s previous canine, Chance.
A $10,000 grant from D.A.S. Charitable Fund in Lake County covered a large portion of the cost for Hogyn.
An anonymous resident and business donated the remaining portion.
“Hogyn rose the K9 ranks to become one of Buffalo Grove’s finest after being partnered with his handler,” the Village of Buffalo Grove said.
Hogyn served the community in many capacities, mastering his specialized training on narcotics, article and cadaver location as well as tracking.
The village announced on Thursday that Hogyn, who is seven years old, had retired.
“Join us in congratulating K9 Hogyn on his retirement and for overall just being a really good boy. Thank you for your service!” the village said in a social media post.
Hogyn will continue to live with Officer Baron, who still remains with the department.