Officer Marko em”barks” on a well-deserved retirement after 9.5 years of service

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Marko, the better half of the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office K-9 team of Sgt. Dallas Smythe and Marko, is retiring after 9.5 years of loyal service. Marko looks very alert in this photo because he was getting a roast beef sandwich as a treat on his final tour of duty!

In his retirement, Marko will get to keep watch over Sgt. Smythe and his family.

Here are a few of Marko’s arrests in recent years:

In August 2015, Sgt. Smythe and Marko traversed a wooded area in pursuit of a man who had stolen a car, then crashed it. Within a few minutes, Marko located the suspect. The man refused to comply with officers’ orders, so Smythe gave Marko the command to apprehend him. Marko bit the man on the lower left leg and began to pull him out of a grassy area. The suspect slugged Marko twice in the head, then eventually complied with police.

In December 2017 during a traffic stop, Marko helped to detect cocaine on a man who was ultimately charged with dealing in cocaine.

Happy retirement, Marko!

8 Responses to “Officer Marko em”barks” on a well-deserved retirement after 9.5 years of service”

  1. kal

    Dec 30. 2017

    Wishing You All The Best !
    Thanks To You Both !

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  2. Congrats

    Dec 30. 2017

    Congrats Marko! Enjoy your retirement…you have earned it.

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  3. Karen Fleming

    Dec 30. 2017

    Thank you for your service, enjoy retirement

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  4. Becky

    Dec 30. 2017

    Have a great retirement Marko! Thanks so much for you and your partner’s service! And all the county officers.

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  5. Angela

    Dec 30. 2017

    Thank u for your services , Enjoy ❤

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  6. Bob whybrew

    Dec 30. 2017

    Enjoy retirement Marko. Good job!

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  7. Debra Moffitt

    Dec 30. 2017

    What an awesome job. Thanks for your service Marko. Have fun in retirement.

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  8. Ed

    Dec 31. 2017

    Happy retirement Marko. Job well done!!! Now you can sleep in and relax with your family. Enjoy!!! You deserve it….

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