FISHERS, Ind. (WISH) — The Fishers Police Department is welcoming a new police dog to the force.
K-9 Rico is joining officer Jarred Koopman, the department announced on Facebook Friday. Rico is 14 months old and is a Belgian Malinois from Belgium.
“He is a dual purpose narcotics K-9 and has 3 more weeks left of training with Officer Koopman,” the department said online.
Rico is joining the force after the November passing of police dog Harlej. Harlej was killed in the line of duty during a suspect pursuit in November.
Officer Koopman said in a video posted to the police department’s Facebook page in January that he is excited about his new partner.
“I think it’s a good time to get another partner and get back after it,” he said in the video. “I’ll keep you guys posted on my new K-9 partner and all the fun and adventures that we’re gonna have from here on out.”