Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Bryan Police Canine Rudi retires from force
On August 25, 2009, the City of Bryan City Council passed a resolution to give ownership of Bryan Police K9 Rudi to his handler Sgt. Dean Swartzlander.
K9 Officer Rudi is a 10 ½ year old Belgian Malinois from Holland. Rudi was born in December of 1998 and came to America a few years later. Sgt. Dean Swartzlander and Rudi met and became partners in November of 2001. After an intense 4 month training course, Sgt. Swartzlander and Rudi began patrolling the streets of Bryan in February 2002. Rudi has served the community of Bryan for 7 ½ years.
Rudi has dedicated his life to serving the City of Bryan, the Bryan Police Department, and neighboring law enforcement agencies. Rudi has won numerous awards and medals for his abilities. Rudi deserves the gratitude and respect that this community offers to any officer that has made their career at the Bryan Police Department.
On September 30, 2009 at 4:00pm, the Bryan Police Department is honoring Rudi with a retirement ceremony. The ceremony will take place in the Secondary Courtroom of the Criminal Justice Center. The public is welcome to join us in celebrating the career and retirement of K9 Officer Rudi.
Officer Jason B. James
Bryan Police Department
Public Information Officer
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