Osceola County Sheriff’s Office Says Goodbye To Long-Time Member

Kyzer_EOWSibley, Iowa – EOW, or End Of Watch, is the term used by law enforcement to describe the date that an officer passes away.  Thursday, January 14th marked the EOW for a long-time 4-legged member of the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office.

K9 Kyzer had been with the Sheriff’s Office since 2004, according to Osceola County Sheriff Doug Weber.

Weber talked about the process of acquiring Kyzer.

The Sheriff says Kyzer was, what is called in law enforcement, a “dual purpose” dog.

Weber says Kyzer was retired in 2013, and had lived at the Sheriff’s Office since that time.  He says that, even in retirement, Kyzer’s nose for narcotics still worked just fine.

He says that time and age finally caught up with Kyzer, and Thursday, a veterinarian recommended that it was time to end the dog’s pain and suffering.

Sheriff Weber says having to put Kyzer down has been hard on the Sheriff’s Office staff, the people with whom he had interacted every day since his 2013 retirement.

The year after Kyzer retired from life on the street, the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office acquired another K9, named Hunter, who is a chocolate lab/bloodhound mix.  Unlike Kyzer, who was a dual purpose dog, Hunter is strictly a narcotics detection canine.

Kyzer with trophies
In 2005, Kyzer was awarded the top rookie trophy at the Iowa K-9 trials
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