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‘A Terrific Partner:’ K9 Lux retires after exceptional career with Lexington Police Department


Congratulations are in order for K9 Lux, who recently retired after an exceptional career with the Lexington Police Department.

K9 Lux was an active member of the Canine Unit beginning Jan. 1, 2011 as a dual-purpose patrol and narcotics dog.

Working alongside his handler, Officer Chad Karsner, Lux was responsible for countless violent criminal suspects being located and apprehended either by tracking or during building searches.

K9 Lux was an active member of the Canine Unit beginning Jan. 1, 2011 as a dual-purpose patrol and narcotics dog

He was also responsible for an estimated $2 million worth of illegal narcotics and their proceeds being taken off of Lexington’s streets along with multiple illegal firearms being seized.

K9 Lux was utilized for demonstrations throughout the Fayette County Public Schools system and loved seeing and interacting with kids during these demonstrations. He was certified yearly by the United States Police K9 Association in Patrol Services, Tracking, and Narcotics Detection, earning high honors during each of his certifications.

Lux finished in both the top ten and twice in the top five of police dogs in the tri-state area of region 5 (Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana).

Officer Karsner described Lux as a terrific partner.

“Lux is the type of dog that would go to work and handle his business then hang out in the office afterward loving to just be near me and his co-workers. Lux is truly a one of a kind police dog and I sure am gonna miss him working with me.”

In May 2017 Lux was diagnosed with pancreatitis and recommended for medical retirement.

K9 Lux now lives with Officer Karsner and his family. When he’s at home Lux likes to be lazy and lay by the front door or hang out with the family and play ball in his new backyard.

From LexingtonKy.gov


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