The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrival of Kylo, a new police canine who will be working for the department after he graduated from training last week.
The sheriff’s office made the announcement Wednesday morning on social media.
The department said Kylo is a German Shepherd who was born in Germany on March 25, 2021.
Kylo was partnered with McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy John Wisniewski.
The sheriff’s office said Kylo completed eight weeks of training and graduated on Friday.
“From day one of training, Kylo has proven himself to be a hardworking, strong, and smart dog!” the sheriff’s office said.
“We are very excited to see what he and Wisniewski accomplish in their career together,” the sheriff’s office added.
In March, McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Canine Kelt retired following almost three years of service with the sheriff’s office.
Canine Kelt retired early because his handler, Sgt. Jeremy Bruketta, transferred into a different division that did not require a canine.
Kelt and Bruketta together found tens of thousands of grams of illegal drugs, seized over $150,000 in cash seizures, completed 5,200 hours of training and assisted agencies over 860 times.
Kelt is now a stay-at-home dog, acting as “real life Paw Patrol” for Bruketta and his family, the sheriff’s office said.
Kelt, who was named after fallen Deputy Jacob Keltner, was a “great addition to our K9 team,” the sheriff’s office said in March, thanking the pair for their dedication.